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Carbohydrate and GI fact sheetUnderstanding how quickly different carbohydrate foods are digested is important for managing your blood glucose levels .

This fact sheet will help you:

  • identify carbohydrate foods
  • select lower GI options
  • replace high GI foods in your diet.

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The contents of this fact sheet were last updated June 2020


While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this material, the information is provided on the basis that persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. In particular, readers should seek independent professional medical advice from their general practitioner or specialist in relation to their own individual circumstance or condition before making any decisions based on this information. The material also includes summarised guidelines or recommendations based on information provided by third parties. The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute disclaims to the extent permitted by law, all liability including negligence for claims of losses, expenses, damages and costs that the reader may incur (or suffer) from acting on or refraining from action as a result of all information in these materials.

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