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Celiac and Diabetes

Well, since Celiac Disease (Gluten Allergy) is such a prevelant disease with diabetes, I figured we needed to have a group for it. Let this be a group for questions and suggestions.

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Comment by 1DebY on August 4, 2014 at 8:14pm

Hello. I thought I would just add for interest, my Mom has horrible Celiac disease and bad allergies to many foods now, like all dairy, watermelon, tomatoes, rice, etc... and I have diabetes that is not typical of T1 or T2 and LADA ruled out. I am not sure if anyone falls in this pattern of family medical history but just in case I can contribute to anything positive, I am doing so.

Comment by jesikabeth on July 28, 2014 at 1:35am

Hi Everyone. I am a newly diagnosed Celiac (diagnosed a month ago, and have been gluten free since.) Definitely feeling better! I also have Hashimotos, Fibromyalgia, and Non Hodgkin Lymphoma. I'm 34 years old and live in Texas, *waves hello*

Comment by Trudy on June 18, 2014 at 1:04pm

My understanding is that casein is the protein(s) in dairy, so a sensitivity to casein is different from a sensitivity to lactose. If you can't eat hard cheese, I would wonder about a problem with casein rather than a problem with lactose. Hmmm, I hope I know what I'm talking about!

Comment by Lilli D on June 18, 2014 at 12:52pm
I don't know Trudy, I thought casein and dairy were the same things?
Comment by Trudy on June 18, 2014 at 10:29am

I don't see much difference in the brands, but I make sure that they are the refrigerated types and that they contain at least Acidophilus and Bifidus. The Aidophilus and Bifudus are also in Greek yogurt, but I ate Greek yogurt during that two weeks and it didn't help. I like Tilamook Extra Aged Cheddar Cheese. I've read that hard cheeses don't contain lactose, so you must be very sensitive. Do you by chance have a problem with casein?

Comment by Lilli D on June 18, 2014 at 10:14am
Do you like a particular probiotic brand Trudy? I've taken them on and off but will defiantly try them again and watch the lactose reaction. Having to count carbs now I'd like to eat more cheese for a protein snack but usually pay a price if I do:(
Comment by Trudy on June 18, 2014 at 9:44am

Hi Lilli. I like a good beer; two gf beers that are brewed with barley and then supposedly have all the gluten removed (Daura and Prairie Path) are pretty good, but gave me Celiac symptoms. Maybe with that pill I could drink one of them! Maybe next summer...

I find that taking a good probiotic (which I buy refrigerated from a health food store) allows me to eat & drink dairy w/o any problems. I confirmed this recently when I ran out of the probiotics and thought I'd see if I really needed them. After a couple of weeks of belly aches and worse, I bought my probiotic capsules again--they worked within a couple of days. The darn things are expensive, but they really do work for me. Summer with ice cream!

Comment by Lilli D on June 18, 2014 at 8:47am
I would love a pill like that Trudy especially when eating out and traveling. I take lactaid for dairy, I still have to limit it but it helps, however there's been no effective help for digesting the gluten protein. Even though things are better than they were 18 yrs ago when I first went GF, you know restaurants are going to expose you to some cross contamination. I'd love to be able to travel more and not have to worry about spending part of the trip feeling lousy after getting some hidden gluten. Fingers crossed these aids work!
Comment by Trudy on June 18, 2014 at 8:04am

Here is an interesting article concerning a pill that will help Celiacs on a gluten-free diet to be truly gf. I can't avoid getting wheat crumbs now and then, and other cross-contamination, so I look forward to this pill becoming available. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/17/celiac-disease-pill_n_5501...

Comment by Lynn on June 11, 2014 at 5:40pm

I was at 116 lbs. Lost down to and leveled out at 107-108 for about a year, then lost more down to 104. Have gone from size 6 to size 4 and that's with taking everything in at the waistline ! I'm too old to shop in the Junior department !! I eat 3 full meals a day with snacks in between and I'm on insulin (low amount so far) which is suppose to cause weight gain. Guess I could get those small hand weights out and build up muscle ?!

 

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