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If I Cheat On My Gluten Free Diet, Could I Be More Likely To Get Type 1 Diabetes?
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Aren't some hot water bottles filled with wheat?

I just can't not eat the cake. I want to have what everyone else is having :angry:

It's too late by now anyway. Usually my reactions are over within 12 hours. I don't think it would be more than 24-48 hours and we'll be flying over to Spain for the honeymoon 2 days later. Maybe I'll try and strengthen my immune system and be well rested before the day so I withstand the *attack* better. :huh:

None that I am aware of. Hot water bottles are rubber, you fill them with water. I think there might be reusable heat packs that have grain. But, they make the fillings out of other materials as well, I had one with cherry pits. You can make one and fill it with rice and dried lavender, but you'd need to be able to sew.

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I live in the south and down here we usually have 2 cakes at a wedding - the traditional white wedding cake and a groom's cake that is usually chocolate. Since you've already ordered the wedding cake with gluten, do you think you could get a gluten free groom's cake and use that to eat? That way you could still have your pretty wedding cake and wouldn't have to worry about getting sick. Your piece would be sliced first, so you wouldn't have to worry about cross contamination. And you could put the cakes on two separate tables to help with the CC issue too.

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Good luck! Hope you have a great wedding and honeymoon.

I'm unsure from what you've written as to whether you have eaten gluten within the past few weeks and had little reaction or whether you've been 100% gluten free since diagnoses and are judging your gluten reaction on what you felt before going gluten free. If so I'm going to have to add to the posts urging you not to eat the cake. The first time I was glutened (100% by accident) I was in the bathroom within an hour. Plus when the urge hit I had literally less than 2 minutes to get to the bathroom!!! Thank God I was so close! Then I got a terrible rash, bloating, fatigue, joint aches, and continued diarrhea for the next couple of weeks. I can assure you that that reaction was nothing like what I felt before going gluten free.

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Thank you for all your replies. We got something sorted today. The whole cake will be gluten-free and will have the same design. We were referred to a retired cake decorator and baker who'd had experience in gluten-free and she said she'd be willing to do it just this once. :)

The cost will be about double that of the original, but that's ok. Great someone cares enough to do it. I'll let you know how it is.

*sighs of relief* ;)

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That's great news! One fewer worry for the wedding. I hope it looks and tastes wonderful.

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Thank you for all your replies. We got something sorted today. The whole cake will be gluten-free and will have the same design. We were referred to a retired cake decorator and baker who'd had experience in gluten-free and she said she'd be willing to do it just this once. :)

The cost will be about double that of the original, but that's ok. Great someone cares enough to do it. I'll let you know how it is.

*sighs of relief* ;)

I'm So glad for you! I bet no one will even know it's gluten-free unless you tell them!

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Thank you for all your replies. We got something sorted today. The whole cake will be gluten-free and will have the same design. We were referred to a retired cake decorator and baker who'd had experience in gluten-free and she said she'd be willing to do it just this once. :)

The cost will be about double that of the original, but that's ok. Great someone cares enough to do it. I'll let you know how it is.

*sighs of relief* ;)

Great news. They big day is almost here and glad to hear it has worked out safely. I bet the cake will be beautiful. Enjoy your day.

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I hope the gluten-free cake is amazing!

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good news on the gluten free cake! That's awesome that you found a decorator who could do it at short notice :)

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I feel so relieved for you, and am so glad you solved the problem. Have a wonderful wedding!

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Phew! I was really worried about you. You will have a wonderful wedding, you'll feel healthy and have an awesome honeymoon. This will be one of the very best times of your life. Congratulations and have fun!

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Thanks everyone for being so supportive. The day came and it was absolutely great. I feel so guilty now for contemplating eating a normal cake.

The gluten free wedding cake was so good. We didn't even tell anyone else I'm celiac, only the venue staff knew and everything served was gluten free. :)

Had it not been for this forum I don't think we would have been convinced to make alternative plans, so once again THANK YOU!

We're on our honeymoon at the moment, and the gluten-free food offerings have been really good, too! :D

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Congratulations! :D

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Thanks everyone for being so supportive. The day came and it was absolutely great. I feel so guilty now for contemplating eating a normal cake.

The gluten free wedding cake was so good. We didn't even tell anyone else I'm celiac, only the venue staff knew and everything served was gluten free. :)

Had it not been for this forum I don't think we would have been convinced to make alternative plans, so once again THANK YOU!

We're on our honeymoon at the moment, and the gluten-free food offerings have been really good, too! :D

That's AWESOME! If I'd known then what I know now, I would have gone gluten free BEFORE my wedding instead of waiting until afterwards. My wedding was Sept 10 and my last day of consuming gluten was Sept 13. While my wedding day was all that I wanted it to be, I definately did not enjoy is like I could have had I felt the way I do now. Instead I had two of the WORST mouth sores I've ever had in my life, my hemrroids were HORRIBLY painful, my body ached, etc...

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Thanks everyone for being so supportive. The day came and it was absolutely great. I feel so guilty now for contemplating eating a normal cake.

The gluten free wedding cake was so good. We didn't even tell anyone else I'm celiac, only the venue staff knew and everything served was gluten free. :)

Had it not been for this forum I don't think we would have been convinced to make alternative plans, so once again THANK YOU!

We're on our honeymoon at the moment, and the gluten-free food offerings have been really good, too! :D

Congratulations! I'm so glad your day went well and the cake was good. Your off to a great start now with a new husband that knows that gluten-free food can be good food too! Enjoy your honeymoon!

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Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear your wedding went well!

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Fabulous!!

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Great to hear all went well. Enjoy your honeymoon and may you have many happy gluten free years together.

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What a happy ending-- and beginning!! I'm so glad for you :)

Have a wonderful honeymoon!!

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Yay! I'm so glad you got it sorted and had a wonderful and safe and delicious wedding day! Congratulations, I hope the two of you have a great honeymoon and even better life together.

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The honeymoon was a success! Not once was I ill. Didn't have internet for the time I was away, so just saw the replies now. Thanks so much for your support (and not just leaving it for me to do 'whatever').

I keep wondering 'what if'. I need to stop and be sensible. :unsure:

But everyone has been so accommodating and supportive. Now, hopefully I may live well on this diet.

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I'm glad to hear your honeymoon went so well!

You do need to stop and be sensible. You're not gluten intolerant where you eat wheat according to your symptoms. You're celiac and every time you eat wheat, your immune system will start attacking your body. You may not feel much but the damage adds up (as I'm sure you well know). I have thyroid autoimmunity from not being diagnosed and eating wheat for too long. There are other folks on the board with arthritis or nasty neurological damage.

Get your kitchen set up, learn to cook, and enjoy all the great gluten-free foods that we CAN eat. B)

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Welcome back! Glad you had a great wedding and honeymoon. You CAN live well on this diet, and healthy is the best way for you to start your new life together! Gluten free cooking can be an interesting adventure; I made wonderful chocolate chip muffins for my family for breakfast today and my gluten-eaters LOVED them.

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The honeymoon was a success! Not once was I ill. Didn't have internet for the time I was away, so just saw the replies now. Thanks so much for your support (and not just leaving it for me to do 'whatever').

I keep wondering 'what if'. I need to stop and be sensible. :unsure:

But everyone has been so accommodating and supportive. Now, hopefully I may live well on this diet.

I'm so glad it well! Congratulations on your marriage, I wish you and your husband a wonderful life together :-) And good health for you!

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