Effect of Legumes as Part of a Low Glycemic Index Diet on Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Study Questions:

Legumes, including beans, chickpeas, and lentils, are among the lowest glycemic index (GI) foods, and have been recommended in national diabetes mellitus (DM) guidelines. Yet, to our knowledge, they have never been used specifically to lower the GI of the diet. What is the effect of low-GI foods on patients with type 2 DM?