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My Husband Just Found Out He Has Celiac Disease...


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#1 tmc0504

 
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

Hi, my husband just confirmed last week that he has Celiac Disease...he also have Type 2 Diabetes, but Dr just started him on insulin a few months ago. He also thinks he is pretty much symptom free. Sadly, his mother has many symptoms and is going to get tested soon. We also have 3 young children who we will eventually get the bloodwork done on.

We know not a lot about this disease, and wanted to see where is the best place to buy breads? Do you make your own? Is lunch meat okay? He brings sandwiches to work everyday and is confused right now. He's also a big time snacker :)

Any tips/advice for newbies? I can see theres a lot of great information on this board - so we are going to start reading away.

thx!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:33 AM

Welcome to the Forum!

I would like to offer this thread to you as some basic starting information. I included shopping guides, some menu suggestions and safe foods for snacking.

Click on it and read through and see if any of that helps.

Many people like Glutino Genius Bread, Kinnikinnick, Canyon Bakehouse, UDI's and Rudi's brand breads. Many bake their own.

http://www.celiac.co...ewbie-info-101/

and you can search the Baking and Cooking sections.

These people offer many wonderful suggestions for meal planning and shopping.
Best wishes to you and your husband.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

You need to learn more about controlling his diabetes. I don't think a sandwich is supposed to be the best lunch for someone with diabetes becasue of the carbs. Gluten-free breads are VERY starchy so they are generally worse for blood sugar than wheat.

Have you considered sending him ow-carb gluten-free dinner leftovers and some cut veggies with dip or nuts?
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:55 PM

If you need low carb, gluten-free bread try reading the Elana's Pantry blog. She has a few almond bread recipes.

http://www.elanaspantry.com/
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:51 AM

If you need low carb, gluten-free bread try reading the Elana's Pantry blog. She has a few almond bread recipes.

http://www.elanaspantry.com/


Thank you! I love Elana's panty and have already printed many recipes.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

Thank you! I love Elana's panty and have already printed many recipes.


Here are a few more threads to get you started. Meat and veggies is a good way to go when starting out. Avoiding potatoes would be a good idea though since he probably wants to go low carb for a while.

This diabetes forum has good info and a chat feature which is nice. They have some long time diabetics on the chat that are real nice and give great advice.

http://www.diabetesf...ition-diabetes/

FAQ Celiac com
http://www.celiac.co...celiac-disease/

Newbie Info 101
http://www.celiac.co...ewbie-info-101/

What's For Breakfast Today?
http://www.celiac.co...reakfast-today/

What Did You Have For Lunch Today?
http://www.celiac.co...or-lunch-today/

What Are You Cooking Tonight?
http://www.celiac.co...ooking-tonight/
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