The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is at: www.jdrf.org
Our Northeastern WI Chapter mentor is Mrs. Sarah Meidl.
The American Diabetes Association is at: www.diabetes.org and www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested and absorbed and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Low-GI foods, by virtue of their slow digestion and absorption, produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, and have proven benefits for health. Low GI diets have been shown to improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). They have benefits for weight control because they help control appetite and delay hunger. Low GI diets also reduce insulin levels and insulin resistance. For more information, go to: www.glycemicindex.com
Carbohydrate Content of School Menus