War on diabetes: An inside look

Don't focus only on glycaemic index: Experts

Madam Amalia Yaniarti, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, goes grocery shopping with dietitian Wong Hui Xin to learn how to make healthier food choices.
High-GI foods such as white rice, which has a GI value of between 70 and 100, cause rapid spikes in a person's blood sugar level.
High-GI foods such as white rice, which has a GI value of between 70 and 100, cause rapid spikes in a person's blood sugar level. PHOTO: ST FILE

The low-GI counterparts of popular foods - from bread to chocolate cake - are now a regular sight on supermarket shelves.

This is good news for Singapore's 400,000 diabetics, many of whom rely on such foods to help keep their blood sugar levels in check.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'Don't focus only on glycaemic index: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe