Type 2 diabetes and the low GI diet

Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common and progressive disease, the progression of which can sometimes be paused or even reversed using a low glycaemic-index (GI diet). Many patients with type 2 diabetes are on multiple drugs, yet are still not well controlled. This module describes the use of a low GI diet as an adjunct treatment for diabetes, using a case study of a real patient registered at the author's practice. The physiology and evidence behind a low glycaemic-index diet are described, as well as how to implement it in real life.

An educational grant was received by Diabetes.co.uk for the production of the course. Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP. The course is free to RCGP members.

Curriculum: Metabolic Problems and Endocrinology
Time to complete this course: 30 minutes
Date of publication: 15 June 2018
Reviewed and updated: 15 June 2021
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