About the Authors
Jennie Brand-Miller is Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. She holds a Personal Chair in the School of Molecular Bioscience and leads the nutrition division of the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise, and Eating Disorders. Affectionately known as ‘the queen of the glycemic index’, she is acknowledged worldwide for her expertise on carbohydrates and health. Her research interests focus on many areas of nutrition, diet and diabetes, insulin resistance, lactose intolerance and infant nutrition. She holds a special interest in evolutionary nutrition and the diet of hunter-gatherers. It was her early research on Australian Aboriginal bushfoods that stimulated her to start looking at differences between modern and traditional diets as a cause of the ‘diseases of affluence’ such as diabetes. In 1981 the very first paper to mention the glycemic index accidentally landed on her desk and precipitated a project for an honours student. Since then Jennie and her team have played a key role on the world stage in establishing the scientific validity, benefits and practicalities of the glycemic index. Twenty books and over 220 peer-reviewed journal articles over a space of 30 years makes her eminently qualified to give you all the facts you need to put a healthy low GI diet into practice.
Dr Kate Marsh is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, with a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. She has recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, looking at the benefits of a low-GI diet in the management of insulin resistance in women with PCOS and has published a number of scientific papers. Kate works in private practice in Sydney, Australia and has a particular interest in PCOS and diabetes, including gestational diabetes, having worked with thousands of women with these conditions over the years. She chairs a PCOS discussion group for dietitians, co-chairs a diabetes interest group for dietitians and has been involved in the development of evidence-based practice guidelines for the management of PCOS and type 1 diabetes in Australia. Kate is also co-author of The Low GI Diet for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, the Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook and the Low GI Diet for Gluten-Free Cooking and writes regularly for a number of magazines on diabetes, PCOS, insulin resistance, and vegetarian nutrition.
Professor Robert Moses is the Director of Metabolic Themes at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong and Director of Diabetes Services. He has more than 35 years of experience with the clinical problems of people with diabetes and is an acknowledged national and international authority on the topic of diabetes and pregnancy. He has researched and published extensively on the problems of gestational diabetes and has always had a great interest and enthusiasm for the beneficial effects of a low GI diet during pregnancy. This interest came about with his desire to reduce the number of women with gestational diabetes who needed to start on insulin injections. Better pregnancy outcomes and a lower rate of insulin use could be obtained with the use of a low GI diet. Robert Moses has also been on the Editorial Board and is an Associate Editor of the world’s leading clinical diabetes scientific journal. In this capacity he has early access to a major portion of the best research and comments about the problems of diabetes in pregnancy.