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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 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 ?!

Comment by Charlie on June 11, 2014 at 3:53pm

When I got my Metronic pump at age 65, the first thing I had to was learn to count carbs. Things like bread, potatoes, pasta has a lot of carbs in them, I do eat one slice of g/f bread at lunch and I like baked sweet potatoes but I stick to a 7oz at dinner sometimes. I average about 50 carbs per meal.
I still weigh 130 at age 74. I walk or ride a bicycle a lot. I never get hungry or thirsty so I guess that helps. I used to have a lot of lows till my doctor got this Tech. from Metronic to set my pump ratios till it really had the correct setting !

Comment by Lilli D on June 11, 2014 at 6:22am
Brianna, can't give you much advice for college eating as I wasn't diagnosed until my 30s. These days dorms should be pretty good about accommodating you though, hope you've spoken to them about your gluten issue.
 

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