Breakfast cereals, their GI and Diabetes

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https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/250181131
I usually take these for Breakfast and have them just before travelling to Work, so the in blood sugar it causes isn't of concern to me really thanks to the excercise of going Work. But now due to staying @Home due to COVID-19 sadly, I take em for Breakfast and then continue my studies whilst sitting down of course, so no excercise after taking em.

My concern is if the sugar level of em and/or how fast it's "release" is something to be worried about with regards to developing diabetes etc. I don't have a clue. What is their GI ? I believe low GI means slower release of the sugar, but it just doesn't say:mad: which so isn't helpful (and nor does the Sainsbury's or Waitrose equivalent say). One of my grandparents got it, so I may be more likely to get it, dunno. I made a switch to Brown rice to help reduce risk of developing diabetes as well and for dinner I usually have wholemeal Brown bread toast.


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Hey,

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/250181131
I usually take these for Breakfast and have them just before travelling to Work, so the in blood sugar it causes isn't of concern to me really thanks to the excercise of going Work. But now due to staying @Home, I take em for Breakfast and then continue my studies whilst sitting down of course, so no excercise after taking em.

My concern is if the sugar of em and/or how fast it's "release" is something to be worried about with regards to developing diabetes etc. I don't have a clue. What is their GI ? I believe low GI means slower release of the sugar, but it just doesn't say:mad: which so isn't helpful (and nor does the Sainsbury's or Waitrose equivalent say). One of my grandparents got it, so I may be more likely to get it, dunno. I made a switch to Brown rice to help reduce risk of developing diabetes as well and for dinner I usually have wholemeal Brown bread toast.


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I wouldn't take much notice of the GI of individual foods. It's just a number, and has very little relevance to diet because people don't usually eat one single food in isolation of others - and the GI score only relates to a single food. For instance, 'high GI' cereals are less high GI when they're put with milk.

Just follow the normal 'healthy eating' advice (the Eatwell guide) and, most importantly, stay the right weight for your height and get enough exercise if you want to minimise your chances of developing T2DM. Don't worry about all these numbers - they're often just a marketing exercise for companies to promote their foods as being 'low GI' when that, in fact, means pretty much nothing.
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Type 1 or 2 diabetes?
I wouldn't be concerned about developing diabetes, as long as you eat healthy and do enough exercise you will be fine. If your BMI is in the normal range then you probably won't develop it. Additionally, if we are referring to type 2 diabetes, most people develop this when they are older and then they have a high BMI, so don't be concerend
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I wouldn't take much notice of the GI of individual foods. It's just a number, and has very little relevance to diet because people don't usually eat one single food in isolation of others - and the GI score only relates to a single food. For instance, 'high GI' cereals are less high GI when they're put with milk.

Just follow the normal 'healthy eating' advice (the Eatwell guide) and, most importantly, stay the right weight for your height and get enough exercise if you want to minimise your chances of developing T2DM. Don't worry about all these numbers - they're often just a marketing exercise for companies to promote their foods as being 'low GI' when that, in fact, means pretty much nothing.
Ah, thanks. With regards to getting enough excercise, it's hard because TfL suggest a 10-minute walk twice a day can improve your health, but with isolation prison we're all stuck in, we're meant to go out for excercise only once a day, which tbh just feels a bit hard on health etc, what do you think ?
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Ah, thanks. With regards to getting enough excercise, it's hard because TfL suggest a 10-minute walk twice a day can improve your health, but with isolation prison we're all stuck in, we're meant to go out for excercise only once a day, which tbh just feels a bit hard on health etc, what do you think ?
Yes, definitely I agree. It's very difficult to get a decent amount of exercise at the moment, particularly if you don't have any static gym equipment at home like a bike or something. I wouldn't worry too much about the 'once a day' rule - it's not actually in the regulations, and if you want to go out for exercise for more than ten minutes, more than once a day that is fine and sensible, so long as you're sticking to the 2m social distancing rule
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Ah, thanks. With regards to getting enough excercise, it's hard because TfL suggest a 10-minute walk twice a day can improve your health, but with isolation prison we're all stuck in, we're meant to go out for excercise only once a day, which tbh just feels a bit hard on health etc, what do you think ?
Lots of bodyweight exercises you can do at home with no equipment. You have 30 minutes to go out and exercise, go for a run or something
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Yes, definitely I agree. It's very difficult to get a decent amount of exercise at the moment, particularly if you don't have any static gym equipment at home like a bike or something. I wouldn't worry too much about the 'once a day' rule - it's not actually in the regulations, and if you want to go out for exercise for more than ten minutes, more than once a day that is fine and sensible, so long as you're sticking to the 2m social distancing rule
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