In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
The following was written by Joseph A. Murray, MD. (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, who is a gastroenterologist who specializes in treating Celiac disease:
Subject: diabetes and celiac disease, gastroparesis
There is a definite incidence of celiac disease in type one diabetes in Caucasians at least. Anywhere from of 3.3% to 10 % of people with type one diabetes will have or develop celiac disease. Any form of diabetes can lead to gastroparesis, usually after many years of diabetes. The symptoms can be similar in many ways, bloating after meals, abdominal pain. Diarrhea is not usually caused by the gastroparesis itself (diabetic diarrhea may occur as part of the nerve damage caused by the long-standing diabetes). I have several patients who have diabetes, gastroparesis and celiac disease. Certainly identifying the celiac disease often makes a big difference to the symptoms.