Diabetes is a growing serious health problem globally. According to the report of the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 53 crore people worldwide are victims of this disease. The risk of this chronic disease is increasing year after year, a study has expressed apprehension that with the speed at which the number of diabetes patients is increasing, this figure may increase to more than 1.3 billion (130 crore) by the year 2050. Could. All people are advised to remain alert to prevent this disease.

Health experts say, that to control blood sugar levels in diabetes, it is advised to pay special attention to lifestyle and diet. To control this, it is important that you include those things in your diet that have a low glycemic index.

The glycemic index is a measure of how much a particular food raises blood glucose levels. But how to know what is the glycemic index of any fruit or food? Scientists have now prepared a special device to measure this.

Glycemic index detection device
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) has developed a portable, affordable, and reliable device to detect the Glycemic Index (GI) of various food sources, which can play an important role in diabetes management.

Researchers led by Professor Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Department of Chemical Engineering, have developed a point-of-care-testing (POCT) prototype that can detect the glycemic index of common food sources in about five minutes. With the help of this device, it will become easier for people to know which things they should consume and which they should not.

It will be easy to find out what to eat in diabetes
Health experts say, most people are worried about which fruits can be eaten in diabetes. Foods with high glycemic index increase blood sugar rapidly.

Professor Dipankar says the device we have developed can be very helpful in the management of diabetes. When we tested the device on fast foods like crackers, biscuits, chips and bread, we found that crackers contain the highest amount of rapidly digestible starch (RDS), which poses the risk of spiking blood sugar.