Glycemic Index/Glycemic Load

As a diabetic, you may have heard a dietitian (or even someone else less qualified) talk about "glycemic index" and "glycemic load." The short story is that knowing about glycemic index and glycemic load really has very little value for diabetics. The glycemic index was created based on results from non-diabetic persons. Glycemic load is … Continue reading Glycemic Index/Glycemic Load

Gluconeogenesis and Glycolysis

Glycolysis  refers to the breakdown of glucose and gluconeogenesis refers to the synthesis of new glucose. Both are absolutely essential metabolic processes. At its most simple, gluconeogenesis is when excess protein, beyond what your body needs for cell growth and repair, converts into glucose. Gluconeogenesis is the endogenous production of glucose in the body, especially in … Continue reading Gluconeogenesis and Glycolysis

Diabetes Medications & Insulin

It is the purpose of Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics™ to help diabetics, or those at risk for diabetes, to learn how to manage, control, reverse, and/or prevent diabetes and to achieve and maintain normal blood sugars and insulin levels without medications and/or insulin if they really want to do that. We believe that a low-carb dietary protocol … Continue reading Diabetes Medications & Insulin