|glycaemic index or (US) glycemic index|
|GI an index indicating the effects of various foods on blood sugar. Fast-releasing foods that raise blood sugar levels quickly are high on the index, while slow-releasing foods, at the bottom of the index, give a slow but sustained release of sugar|
|glycemic index or (US) glycemic index|
|glycemic index (glī-cē'mĭk) Pronunciation Key
A numerical index given to a carbohydrate-rich food that is based on the average increase in blood glucose levels occurring after the food is eaten.