Resource Links


Challenging Your Diabetes - Granola Gourmets Blog includes additional resources and information as well as the founder’s challenges with his type 2 diabetes and the frequent problems that he has had with poor and misinformation. 

Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.” More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers and 46,000 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles –  One of the three largest Endocrine programs in the United States is operated through the hospital’s Center for Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology. The center is pioneering pediatric care, basic and clinical research programs in diabetes, obesity, growth, weight management, bone metabolism, and endocrinology.

(JDRF) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International- JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide.

American Diabetes Association-ADA mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. -This great community is a great resource.  In addition to it’s thousands of active users, the site is well designed so finding information and support is easily available.

David Mendosa -A freelance Medical writer has a website specializing on Diabetes and the Glycemic Index.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) - IDF is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950. IDF’s mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) - NDEP translates the latest science and spreads the word that diabetes is serious, common, and costly, yet controllable and, for type 2, preventable.


Introduction to the Glycemic Index- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Harvard University;  see what they all have to say and information from studies.

The Home of the Glycemic Index - For everything you want to know about the GI, start here.

Wikipedia’s entry about Glycemic Index

Oregon State University- Micronutrient Information Center, Research for Optimum Health. Low-Glycemic Index diets appear to improve the overall blood glucose control in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). A meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials that included 356 diabetic patients found that low-glycemic index diets improved short-term and long-term control of blood glucose levels.

University of Toronto - University Professor, Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism, Scientist,  David Jenkins is credited with developing the concept of the Glycemic Index as a way of explaining the way in which dietary carbohydrate impacts blood sugar. His first paper on the subject appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1981. Jenkins went on to author at least 15 more clinical studies on the effects of the Glycemic Index.

Disclaimer: This information is provided for general informational purposes only. Granola Gourmet does not treat, cure or prevent diabetes or any disease, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.