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July 12, 2006

The Glycemic Index and Diabetes

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

The BBC reports that early infections may affect your likeliness to develop diabetes. (Link thanks to Dave Lull and Mary Scriver. Check out Mary's recent posting about having her eyes examined; she gives a very convincing demo of how much a real writer can do with a little.) Dave Lull tells me that he has been having weight-loss luck by following a low-GI diet. Here are a couple of links that Dave has found helpful. The low-GI diet is often said to be helpful in dealing with diabetes. Wikipedia's entry on the GI diet seems responsible and helpful. I wrote about Michel Montignac's "French Diet" (basically a low-GI way of eating) here. I've found Montignac's plan easy to follow and very effective.



posted by Michael at July 12, 2006


I've found Mary Scriver's postings on diabetes very interesting; for examples:

Diabetes: "Hard to See"
Diabetes and the Cosmos
The Glycemic Index and Me
Diabetes Roundup

Posted by: Dave Lull on July 12, 2006 5:45 PM

Gee thanks, you guys!

This diabetes thing is amazing and not least is how reversible it is. Up to a point. Every day I pick up the paper and see a death attributed to "complications of diabetes."

The thing about the human body these days is that a person just about needs a looseleaf operating manual. As much to unlearn as there is to learn! Dave keeps me up on the latest research.

A genuine paradigm shift is underway, some of it about the conditional democracy of cells that is a mammalian body.

Prairie Mary

Posted by: Mary Scriver on July 12, 2006 6:40 PM

I Love Mary Scriver. I love all her posts on her own blog. I know the world better because of her. My wife and I have had the great pleasure of befriending her.

Posted by: Richard S. Wheeler on July 12, 2006 8:48 PM

What a timely post -- I'm expecting Amazon to deliver a GI-diet book and cookbook today. I have until November to make progress in the pre-diabetes area.

Ugh. Just when I got my cholesterol to go down, all hell breaks loose in the glucose area. I can't win. God save me from having to eat nothing but lettuce the rest of my life.

Posted by: missgrundy on July 13, 2006 11:46 AM

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