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Graham Cracker and Diabetes - Is It Good For Diabetics

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on May 01, 2022
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU

Introduction

We will discuss how graham crackers can affect blood sugar levels in diabetes.

Glycemic Index and Carbohydrates

The total amount of carbs you consume may impact your blood glucose levels after you eat. Graham cracker has 78g carbs per 100g and 11.7g per serving (15 grams or one cracker).

Graham cracker has a glycemic index equal to 74, which is considered a high GI. The number of carbs and GI index show that graham cracker consumption can raise blood sugar levels.

You can visit our Glycemic index chart page for GI values of 350 pages [1].

Summary

Try to avoid graham crackers if you manage your diabetes and blood glucose levels.

Graham crackers are typically made with refined flour and sugar and provide few nutrients. They also are high in carbs, which can raise blood sugar.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743391/
Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: May 01, 2022
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