I'm a Type 1, diagnosed 9 months ago at the age of 32. I've recently begun seeing a chiropractor for a chronically sore back and she also happens to be a nutritionist with a lot of knowledge and experience in food allergies. She would like me to get tested for a wheat intolerance (Celiac Disease) and has expressed her belief that a wheat intolerance is most likely the "cause" of my autoimmune problems (I also have hashimotos thyroid disease). She is proposing that if I do test positive for a wheat intolerance and then adhere to a gluten-free diet I'll probably see my thyroid disease disappear and halt the progression (if not turn around) of my Type 1 disease progression (my pancrease still produces quite a bit on insulin - so currently I take 6 units of lantus and then just a metformin with breakfast and dinner and I use humalog when I want to splurge with a higher carb count than usual.
I have a high level of skepticism, but am willing to get tested for the intolerance and give a gluten-free diet a chance (although I travel for a living and have no idea how I'll practically be able to do it when I'm on the road).
My question for you is - have you heard of this theory, do you have any experience in a gluten-free diet and has it changed your auto-immune disease situations. Any information and thoughts you have would be appreciated. Thanks!