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Blood Glucose Levels

Wrap up and Resources

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Thank you for taking the time to look through my website. I hope that this has provided you with a basic understanding of the glycemic index and the current theories/issues that are surrounding it. While the glycemic index does show some major possibilities for the future, more information needs to be discovered before any individual should make a diet plan solely based off of it. If you are curious about the possibilities it may have on your health, please contact your physician or registered dietician.

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5. Quaid, Libby. "Wheat Farmers Beef About Atkins Diet." 28 April 2003. 7 Oct. 2005. <>.

6. Steenkamp, Gabi. "Glycemic Index." Nutrition Cafe. 5 Oct. 2005 <>.

7. Thompson, Janice, and Melinda Manore. Nutrition: An Applied Approach. 1 ed. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings, 2005.

8. Wolever, Thomas and Janette B. Miller. "Sugars and Blood Glucose Control." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition July 1995: 2125-2130.

Leslie Selcke
University of Illinois
FSHN 120 Honors Project
Fall 2005