Diabetes: The vegetables that can 'wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels' – expert

Although vegetables tend to have a low GI score, there are some exceptions to this rule.

According to Diabetes.co.uk, higher GI vegetables include carrots, potatoes, parsnips, beetroots and sweetcorn.

The health body explains: “Furthermore, for those who produce their own insulin, high GI foods can force the body to try to produce a surge of insulin to counteract the quick acting carbohydrates and a common consequence of this is a feeling of hunger within two to three hours, which can leave the dieter craving more food.

“For people with diabetes, this can be particularly dangerous as the ability of the body to control blood glucose levels is reduced or non-existent.

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