Diabetes Diet Plan Visualized

Are you constantly asking yourself, "What can I eat?" It's time to stop worrying! Today we want to tell you a story about FOOD.

Living with diabetes doesn't have to mean feeling deprived. We'll help you learn to balance your meals and make the healthiest food choices. Once you get the hang of eating a healthy diet, you can relax and dig in to a wide variety of delicious meals and snacks. A great way to get started is with our special Diabetes Diet Plan Visualized.

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The Secret of Food

The food we eat gives our bodies the "information" and materials they need to function properly. If we don't get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines. What we eat is central to our health. Consider that in light of Webster's definition of medicine:

"The science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease."

To reveal the secret of food, we collect the nutrition data of 93 types of food which include coconut oil, butter, honey, and etc.


Food & Health

Since different food contain different levels of nutrition, our body will be affected by the food we eat everyday. Food can contribute to our skin, eyes, brain, digestion, anti-aging, strong muscles, immune system, heart, and lower cholesterol.


Food & Disease

If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes.

Type2 Diabetes

Type2 diabetes is a key health concern worldwide. The reports finds that as of 2018, 9.4 percent of people are living with type2 diabetes.
Type2 diabetes is thought to result from both lifestyle factors and genetic factors. The risk factors appear to include: excess body fat, high blood glucose and pressure, and unhealthy diet.

Glycemic Index and Diabetes

The glycemic index(GI) measures how food raises blood glucose. A food with a high GI raises bllod glucose more than a food with a low or medium GI.Carbohydrate is an essential part of our diets, but not all carbohydrate foods are equal. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore usually, insulin levels.

For the whole day the GI classifications are:

  • Low: 45 or less
  • Moderate: 46-59
  • High: 60+
  • Balance Your Meal

    Use search function to find your favorite food and add it to your basket on the right 'to check GI level'

    Hint! Try keywords vegetable, fruit, seafood ...


    Hint! Try keywords vegetable, fruit, seafood ...

    More Information

    Hover over or click on each line, cup and semicircle to explore!

    Legend_1.1 1 cup 3 oz 1 oz + 10 %+ 20 %+ 30 %+ 40 %+ 50 %+ 60 %+ 70 %+ 80 %+ 90 %+ 100 % 100%: Daily Recomended Amount PinkDark Red Light PinkOrangeLight YellowYellowLight GreenGreenBluePurpleLIght BrownBrownWhiteRedNutrition UnitsFood Color ListMeasurement


    Each food contains a large amount of information, getting to know everything can never be easy. Now we choose 93 types of foods recommended for people with diabetes(relatively low GI level), and visualize the data. Move your mouse cursor over every single element displayed in the visualization graph, feel free to Explore it Yourself

    Conclusion / Future Work

    Diabetes people are concerned with their diets. Our visualization work will assist them in finding the right food and arranging their each meals.

    In the futue, we will continue our exploration of the connection between food and human body. Also, we will continue our data visualization in order to help more people find their suitable meal plan.

    contact us

    This project is conducted by Olivia, Guojun and Ting together. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us! Our email: tpanchloe@gmail.com