I am a Nurse practitioner and teach this to patients and Dr's. Ues the MY GI APP that is free. The green items and the lower the number the lower the impact on blood sugar. Conversely if yellow and above 55 more of an impact and if 70 or higher a bigger impact on blood sugar. Use this to make decisions about foods you will eat. The more fiber the slower the food will digest and the blood suagr wil be better. If you use vinegar or lemon juice that will lower the blood sugar even more as it slows digestion. Hope this helps!
I have been diabetic for 28 years and the nutrition part has always been a mystery. I have tried almost every diabetic diet out there . Recently my trainer recommended a low carb, high fat, protein diet, the -Atkins diet and its working. My blood sugars have come down and I am actually losing weight ! I have not run this by my endo but did mention it to my PCP and she was delighted. I had mentioned something like this to my endo in the past and she said the high fat was not good, when actually Atkins is known to bring down triglycerides and even raise HDL. Why don't these Doctors who see that someone is struggling with control that maybe Atkins will work for them !
I find this GI very misleading. I have found even in the early days after my diagnosis that foods listed as having a low GI would still give me a bg spike. I suggest you find the foods which are good for you by measuring your bg at around the one hour mark after eating. This way you will know from first hand experience, and not rely on outside information.
Your doctor is a jerk. I find most doctors don't really understand the foods..they understand the meds. (1)Get a book if you can't see a diabetic counselor. (2) Test often and see what works for you. I cannot do rice of any kind. All diabetics are not alike, in spite of the "one size fits all" approach. I suggest starting with a low carb (15 carbs) per meal, just for a short time, and slowly add more and varied kinds, check blood sugars and see what works for YOU. Like the pro said, when eating carbs, add high fiber. You are looking for high fiber carbs...complex carbs. Mornings are the absolute worst for me...I have to severely limit morning carbs (talk about tough!) but can add more in later in the day. This is what works for me. Good luck!