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01 Oct 2007

Hi Dietdoc,

I am insulin resistant and have PCOS, I find it really hard to eat according to Low GI as packages dont have GI Content on them.
I would like to go according to amount of carbs in a food, what amount is ok to eat. eg: 50g carb per 100g .

Please give me a limit per 100g of any and all foods.
so that I know not to eat anything with more carbs that what you have told me.

Thank you.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Candy
If you suffer from insulin resistance and PCOS it is essential that you should consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your insulin resistance, medications and other conditions such as possible overweight and PCOS, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes'. You cannot apply a rule of 50g carbs per 100g as a measure for a low-GI diet as the dietitian will explain to you. Also start doing as much aerobic exercise as possible every day because this lower blood insulin levels and improves glucose control.
Best regards
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