Are Corn Flakes good for diabetics?


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Cornflakes are not a great food for diabetics, but no single type of diet plan works for every person with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Cornflakes are a food with a high glycemic index, therefore causing blood glucose to rise higher than do other types of foods.

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Foods that have a high GI, such as white bread, saltine crackers, bagels and potatoes are not as desirable for diabetics to eat as foods that have a low or medium GI level. Some people with diabetes can eat high GI foods when they are balanced with low GI foods, as the American Diabetes Association notes.

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