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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Mom W/gestational Diabetes And Celiac Baby
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I am curious whether any connection is thought to exist between gestational diabetes in a mom carrying a baby prone to celiac disease. 

 

I do not have celiac disease, but I did have gestational diabetes with my second child (no problems with my first pregnancy).  The second child was diagnosed with celiac disease at 10 years of age.  This came as a surprise as we did not know of any history of celiac or food intolerances in our family.  Since our child's diagnosis, we have learned that my husband carries both the DQ2.2 and the DQ2.5 alleles, though he does not have celiac.

 

Anyone know about whether there's a connection between a mom with gestational diabetes (but not celiac) carrying a baby prone to celiac?  In other words, could the baby's gluten intolerance cause the mom to experience gestational diabetes?  Just curious. Thanks!

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I don't have an answer for this question, but my mom had gestational diabetes with her first pregnancy, and maybe with me too, though I'm not sure. With my gluten intolerance/potential celiac and her history of stomach problems, I've been trying to persuade her to get tested, but she refuses. I'd love more info on this topic to show to her if anyone has any answers. 

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I'd be curious to know this too!!! I had GD... but I also am gluten intolerant (obviously since I am here)...

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I did not have GD, nor did my mum in any pregnancy but after my daughter being diagnosed coeliac at 7, we were all tested and she also has it but never knew it, probably because she didn't eat gluten foods often and when she did it was in the form of not very healthy food like pastries and things so she thought that's why she was sick, not the gluten.  But yep, it's the gluten!  Neither of my brother's has it either, but my nephew may.  He's 2 now.  His mother didn't have GD and there's no history of GD or coeliac in her family.

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