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  1. Hello, My daughter has diabetes (insulin dependent type 1) and celiac and doesn't eat meat. What are you generally eating?
  2. Hello emsmom! My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease 8 mos ago. She has insulin dependent diabetes (type 1, diagnosed at 10 mos. old) and her doctors test her for related diseases/disorders annually. She was seemingly symptom free and they said she had celiac disease. I didn't believe this- eventually we followed up with a biopsy and she really does have celiac disease. Like aramgard said, you shouldn't go gluten free until she has the biopsy since you may interfere with the positive result. Once you go g.f., her wonderful body will begin to heal nicely-- While waiting for the biopsy, I was so conflicted. I felt like I was feeding my daughter poison all day long. Since being Gluten Free, her diabetes is more easily managed--- so her crazy rollercoaster blood sugars were her celiac disease symptom, which makes sense now, considering it is a disease of malabsorption. I also have had a few incidents where she's gotten awful stinky gas for a day or so and I've chalked that up to some hidden gluten she's gotten. Anyway, Read package ingredients diligently!! Learn the hidden glutens. You won't believe where it is. (Did you know that most soy sauce has wheat? But Eden makes a wheat free tamari that's great.) Contact companies when you have any questions about their ingredient list. There are some very good cookbooks out there and some decent gluten free packaged foods at the health food store. Our favorite breads are Rice Almond or Rice Pecan made by "Food For Life", found in the freezer section of your health food store. My Shoprite supermarket is now carrying this and other gluten-free items! We think the best rice pasta is make by Tinkyada. Follow package directions closely. Eating rice pasta takes a little getting used to- but we really like it. Lifestream makes Buckwheat wildberry toaster waffles that are really delicious. Van's makes several gluten-free waffles too. Kashi makes a gluten-free cereal called Cranberry Promise that's yummy. Envirokids makes several cereals: Gorilla munch and Panda Puffs are good. My daughter lives on corn tortillas with black beans and cheese, chick peas, brown rice, peanuts, cashews, fruit, popcorn. She doesn't eat meat. If you do, there are more choices out there. The cookbooks I use most often are "Incredible Edible Gluten-Free Food for Kids" by Sheri L. Sanderson (really good tapioca bread, chicken nuggets, sugar cookies and more) and "The Gluten-Free Gourmet" by Bette Hagman. I also use a general substitution of 1 cup brown rice flour and 1/4 cup tapioca flour to each 1 1/4 cups wheat flour and that usually yields a good result. The biopsy experience was no fun for me-- but I think my daughter went through it really well, and was outside playing later that same day. The results came in about 1 1/2 weeks. Her pediatric gastroenterologist is part of Dupont Children's hospital in Wilmington, DE. and they made the whole thing really bearable. Take care. You will get the hang of this sooner than you think.
  3. Hello, dhickey- I know you feel frightened and confused right now. It's very normal considering most of the easily available foods are laced with gluten. Remember that you can eat rice, corn, potato and tapioca, and a whole host of other foods. If you begin by eating as though you live in the 1800's- cook everything yourself; avoid pre-packaged foods, stay away from restaurants for the short-term. Read package ingredients diligently!! Learn the hidden glutens. Contact companies when you have any questions about their ingredient list. There are some very good cookbooks out there and some decent gluten free packaged foods at the health food store. My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease 8 mos ago. She has insulin dependent diabetes (type 1, diagnosed at 10 mos. old) and her doctors test her for related diseases/disorders annually. She was seemingly symptom free and they said she had celiac disease. I didn't believe this- eventually we followed up with a biopsy and she really does have celiac disease. Since being Gluten Free, her diabetes is more easily managed--- so her crazy rollercoaster blood sugars were her celiac disease symptom, which makes sense now, considering it is a disease of malabsorption. Anyway, our favorite breads are Rice Almond or Rice Pecan made by "Food For Life", found in the freezer section of your health food store. My Shoprite supermarket is now carrying this and other gluten-free items! We think the best rice pasta is make by Tinkyada. Follow package directions closely. Eating rice pasta takes a little getting used to- but we really like it. Lifestream makes Buckwheat wildberry toaster waffles that are really delicious. Van's makes several gluten-free waffles too. Kashi makes a gluten-free cereal called Cranberry Promise that's yummy. Envirokids makes several cereals: Gorilla munch and Panda Puffs are good. My daughter lives on corn tortillas with black beans and cheese, chick peas, brown rice, peanuts, cashews, fruit, popcorn. She doesn't eat meat. If you do, there are more choices out there. Good luck. Remember that this learning curve time is difficult, but will only last a little while. And remember that it will pay off and you will be feeling so much better soon. Is there anyone out there who has diabetes and celiac?