St. Mary Mercy Hospital will host a free educational seminar about the “Glycemic Index: What is it? How is it determined? How can it be used for weight and blood sugar control?” The presentation will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the North Auditorium of St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 36475 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154. The program is open to the Diabetes Support Group and the public.
Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy. It is estimated that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed.
The glycemic index is a measurement is a rating of carbohydrate containing foods based on how fast the sugar from these foods are absorbed into the blood stream. The glycemic index can be a useful tool to help control diabetes.
Visitors who come to the event should park at the North Entrance. Registration is not required. For more information about the event, please call 734-655-8961.