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Use the GI to manage type 1 diabetes in your child.
With diagnosis of type 1 diabetes having almost doubled in the last five years, this handy guide a companion to Australia s original international bestseller, the LOW GI DIET HANDBOOK is a vital tool in the daily management of diabetes in young people, making it easier than ever to use the GI and help your child with diabetes enjoy the same foods as their friends and family.
With specific sections for each stage of childhood, the book provides reliable information about blood glucose control and the foods that will assist it and also includes:
Delicious lunch box and meal ideas;
Pantry, fridge and freezer suggestions;
Alternatives for sporty and active children;
Tips on dealing with toddlers and fussy eaters;
Advice and answers to commonly asked questions for children of every age.
The most significant dietary finding of the last 25 years, the Glycemic Index (GI) is an easy-to-understand measure of how food affects blood glucose levels and gas revolutionised the way we eat.
Jennie Brand-Miller (AM) is Professor of Human Nutrition at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. She is recognised around the world for her work on carbohydrates and the glycemic index of foods. She received the 2003 Clunies Ross Medal for contributions to science and technology in Australia. She is a past President of the Nutrition Society of Australia, past Chair of the National Committee for Nutrition of the Australian Academy of Science, and President of the Glycemic Index Foundation Limited, a not-for-profit company that administers a food symbol for consumers in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Australia). Jennie is the proud recipient of two Nucleus (R) bionic ears.