If you have Celiac Disease, you have probably already read that the new FDA rule goes into effect today: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Cons...ce=govdelivery

I made this comment on another site:

"The AP article in my newspaper says, "The standard will ensure that companies can't label products 'gluten-free' if they are cross-contaminated from other products made in the same manufacturing facility".

I have had Celiac for over 20 years, and cross-contamination has become a big issue for me in the last month or so. I used to buy Subways or pita wraps and remove the food from inside the sandwich. Suddenly that removed food began to make me very ill; of course I recognized the Celiac symptoms. I'm sure sorry to lose Subways, though--back to salads and more salads. I'm very happy that I won't run into cross-contamination in foods I buy that are labeled gluten-free.

This new rule does not apply to restaurants, and I have to say that restaurants really scare me. About all I dare buy from them are salads." I'll add to that: you are safer to take your own dressing.


People with Diabetes often develop Celiac--I developed symptoms for the two diseases at the same time. Unfortunately we often don't realize how destructive the Celiac can be in both children and adults--with Celiac, one cannot absorb nutrients. There are many other problems as well, such as developing neuropathy; I just recently heard about a somewhat rare one, Celiac Ataxia--http://www.livingwithout.com/issues/4_12/ataxia-2366-1.html?pg=7&am..."

Three cheers for the FDA!

Views: 44

Tags: Celiac, gluten-free

Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on August 6, 2014 at 8:00pm

Thank you for the information Trudy. It is both timely and important. I had no idea of Celiac Ataxia, so your blog was a wonderful bit of information I woudl never have gotten elsewhere. Thanks again Trudy you are an inspiration to me.....rick

Comment by Trudy on August 7, 2014 at 6:47am

Thank you, Rick! These two autoimmune diseases, Diabetes and Celiac, are a full-time job to control. The more information one has about them, the better.

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Meet The 2014 Big Blue Test Grant Recipients

  This year Diabetes Hands Foundation has pledged US$35,000 in Big Blue Test grants, continuing its support for programs aimed at providing lifesaving supplies, medical tests, treatment, and patient education to people living in need who have or at risk Read on! →

Kim Vlasnik: The Patient Voice

  Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service