Studies in patients suggest that replacing carbohydrates with low GI forms will improve glycemic control, and will reduce hypoglycemic episodes in people treated with insulin.
Roti and rice form an inseparable part of an average Indian’s meal. They arethe primary source of carbohydrates. However, the quality of carbohydrates remains debatable.
To determine the quality of any carbohydrate, the glycemic index is used.3 Glycemic index is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood glucose levels after eating.4 Carbohydrates with a high GI trigger rapid blood glucose spikes. The lower the GI of a meal, the lower the blood sugar and insulin levels after eating.