Andy Fine, MD, Explains Glycemic Index

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( — July 30, 2015) Littleton, CO –Andy Fine, MD, a doctor of internal medicine and primary care physician in Littleton, Colorado, says that he and his patients who are overweight or diabetic routinely discuss the glycemic index and the impact that it has on blood sugar, weight and the progress of other diseases. “Many of my patients are surprised to learn that foods that they had been told were ‘healthy’ could actually be very bad for them,” he notes.

As seen at, this doctor offers his patients advice on diet, exercise and other measures to keep them healthy and avoid conditions like diabetes. However, if a patient is already overweight or diabetic, it is important for that person to understand how to control blood sugar through careful attention to diet and exercise.

“The glycemic index is an easy way for patients to determine the impact a certain food will have on his or her blood sugar,” he notes. “The higher the GI score, the more impact the food will have. High fructose corn syrup, for example, has a very high GI score of 62, while raw honey scores only 30. This means that honey will raise your blood sugar much more slowly than HFCS.” The glycemic index helps patients determine how much a certain food will impact their blood sugar, an important consideration for those with diabetes and other issues involving blood sugar levels.

For more information on the GI scale and how it affects health, visit his website.

About Andy Fine, MD: Andy Fine, MD, practices primary care internal medicine in the Littleton, Colorado area. For more than 15 years, Dr. Fine and his staff have been delivering quality care to the residents of this area, particularly adults with complex medical issues. Dr. Fine accepts most insurance and takes new patients on a regular basis.


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Andy Fine, MD

7720 S. Broadway, Suite 590
Littleton, CO 80122
United States
(303) 586-3825