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 Libby on August 29, 2010 at 8:48am
I have the same problem with gluten free products. I actually react more to rice than to wheat so try to avoid both. I wake up with stiff joints after eating rice. And the carb content of grains makes it more difficult, especially when they are finely ground in flour. I use almond flour which is lower carb, and buckwheat, tapioca, potato starch for baking, which are high carb but I adjust my insulin accordingly.
Comment by Acquafortis on August 29, 2010 at 7:22am
Hello everybody!
Haven't eaten wheat for the last 15 years of my life. Never had a real diagnoses although strongly suspected. (They lost my biopsy results when I was emergency operated for peritonitis 15 years ago and didn't feel like doing the biopsy again).
Anyway diabetes has just complicated a bit more things but I think I got used to it.
The only problem when they give you gluten free products here they are all rice or corn...which my diabetes doesn't tolerate well.
Well Hello to everybody!
Comment by sammy on August 12, 2010 at 10:54am
I'm waiting on the results of a coeliac test, my doctor thinks i have it because i have lots of the symptoms since i came back from a trip to Thailand, he said i probably got an infection there which brought on the symptoms, i've been feeling really weak lately, and have problems with going to the toilet and i've thrown up a few times in the last week, also i get headaches, and a weird numbness or tingly feeling in my arms, and ive been getting alot of hypos even though im eating. I just can't wait to find out, i don't get the results till next thursday, i was told it takes 3 weeks for the test!
Comment by Super_sally on August 3, 2010 at 4:00pm
Hi Everyone, I'm new to this group.

Both my gastro doctor and endo advised me to go gluten free (they didn't see anything with recent endoscopy), but this is based on family history and symptoms..... I have ibs type symptoms (which in honesty do seem worse if I'm consuming more gluten), plus going gluten free does make losing weight easier....

Having hypothyroid and diabetes, I guess also would point more towards celiac being likely.

My sisters also all claim they do better gluten free, and many of my nieces and nephews have toilet AND behavior issues when they eat gluten.

And here's the catch. Based on my neices and nephews I already have my daughter eating gluten free, but not myself! Yet!

I have a very few gluten foods in my fridge, which I will finish in the next couple of days and after that no more gluten.

Am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the requirements of diabetes (recent diagnosis) and now have to add gluten free on top. Here in Philippines there are not many options for gluten free alternatives (I don't usually bake) or even ingredients.... and it can be nearly impossible to eat out as the awareness is just not there.
Comment by Trudy on July 18, 2010 at 5:16am
Oops. The price is $24.99. It is available from the website,, also from HarperCollins e-books. And the last name is Green, no e at the end. Trudy
Comment by Trudy on July 15, 2010 at 3:09pm
Hi. I went to the library to take out some books for summer reading (I like mysteries), and found "Celiac Disease, A Hidden Epidemic," Revised and Updated, 2010, by Peter H. R. Green, M. D. I've probably had Celiac all my life, but it became very apparent when I was diagnosed with diabetes 17 years ago, which is when I went on a gluten-free diet. I found this book to be very informative. I would recommend it to anyone with Celiac themselves or in their family, or anyone with multiple autoimmune diseases. It's also not very expensive--$14.99 USA. Dr. Greene is director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Trudy
Comment by Michelle Curtis on May 24, 2010 at 3:06pm
Chantale37, yes, add lactose to the mix and it becomes a whole new headache. My son is breath testing for lactose in a few weeks. I don't think it will show anything but we just never know. He has suffered a lot of stomach problems as of late and a lot of gas and we just want to rule that one out. He passed his fructose test :)
Comment by LavanderBlue on May 5, 2010 at 5:16pm
Hello, i have it as lacto intolerant. Can we agree that it make things a WEE complicated when comes time to cook...????
Comment by Gina on May 5, 2010 at 4:11pm
Hi all, new here, and though not officially diagnosed with celiac, I have decided that I am sensitive and to go gluten free. Since nearly the day I was dxd with Type I my stomach has hurt. Literally every day. In the past few years I've noticed excessive bloating and discomfort with carbs including gluten, pasta and bread being the worst for me. Then two years ago I was afflicted with recurrent apthous ulcers in my mouth--huge outbreaks every other week. I decided I'd try anything to make those go away. I don't think I've been 100% successful yet on being gluten free, but am trying and have noticed marked results on the ulcer forefront. Has anyone else experienced the ulcers in the mouth? And now I seem to have this symptom where if I eat something with any amt of gluten at all, the bumps on the back of my tongue swell up and get itchy? Just seeking any information and personal experience with the mouth symptoms, in addition to the gastro issues. Thanks!
Comment by Emily B on April 15, 2010 at 10:28am
Hey Trudy. I was just wondering what the difference was between allergy and non-tolerant. My son has Celiac, but I was told we needed everything seperate and that Celiac is not an allergy at all. We just got all new kitchen items and took gluten out of the house. I was told that even if he has no outward symptoms (which he doesn't besides no weight gain), the damage is still being done on the inside when he's been exposed.

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