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Gluten Free Diet Cured? Type 1 Diabetes
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Has anyone here seen the info about a gluten free diet curing a boy's type 1 diabetes on Dr Vikki Petersen's blog?

He's been off insulin for 20 months or something...

http://glutendoctors.blogspot.com/2012/06/can-gluten-free-diet-cure-type-1.html

Personally, based on family experience, I think that all the gluten free diet did was prolong what is known as the 'honeymoon' phase.

I believe he'll eventually be back on insulin.

What are your thoughts?

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Has anyone here seen the info about a gluten free diet curing a boy's type 1 diabetes on Dr Vikki Petersen's blog?

He's been off insulin for 20 months or something...

http://glutendoctors.blogspot.com/2012/06/can-gluten-free-diet-cure-type-1.html

Personally, based on family experience, I think that all the gluten free diet did was prolong what is known as the 'honeymoon' phase.

I believe he'll eventually be back on insulin.

What are your thoughts?

Isn't she the chiropractor who blogs about Celiac or thinks she is an authority on it? Type 1 diabetes is one of the other diseases that is strongly associated with Celiac. This child may have had blood sugar issues that were not quite full blown diabetes and now his blood sugar issues have calmed down once gluten free.

I had 2 massive blood sugar reactions when I was undiagnosed, to the point I passed out. This has not happened to me since and I have been gluten free for 7 years. My blood sugar is rock steady. Once a person triggers for Type 1 diabetes, there is no cure for that so if this boy has true Type 1, he won't be cured anytime soon. Like Celiac, he can only manage the problem.

Dr. Peterson ought to stick to whatever her field is and not blog about cures for diabetes. Unfortunately, there is no cure....yet.

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That is why I am skeptical. She is a chiropractor, not a doctor. Here in Australia at WEHI insulin is believed to be the main trigger for type 1 diabetes once the autoimmune process is initiated. As far as they see it, insulin causes the immune system to destroy the insulin producing cells just like gluten causes the immune system to destroy the lining of the small bowel. Because the trigger for Type 1 seems to be insulin and NOT gluten, I think it's a bit trickier.

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This is somewhat ridiculous to put "according to Dr Vikki Peterson" as the subtitle when it's actually her comments on an article re: gluten-free published in the British Medical Journal.

"Published just days ago in the British Medical Journal (June 21, 2012) from authors Sildorf SM,Fredheim S, Svensson J,and Buschard K out of Copenhagen University Hospital ,the article was titled

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I have to say that when I saw the title of this post, I hurried to read the "blog". I was afraid the chiropracter was taking people off insulin and "curing" them with a gluten-free diet as the title implied. Relieved to see she is just posting study results from the child's doctor.

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I have the Joslin book written for Drs. about diabetes. In it, they say that there are over 300 variants to diabetes and yet we are all for the most part classified as type 1 or 2. Yes there is gestational diabetes but those who get that are more likely to get type 2 in the future. Anyway... There is no doubt in my mind that there might be some variant by which a gluten-free diet could cure type 1. But for most people? No. My friend's dad has celiac and type 1. gluten-free doesn't do it for him.

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gluten-free doesn't do it for him.

Has he ever tried an a1 milk casein free diet? The evidence that A1 milk triggers type 1 diabetes is quite alarming, according to Devil in the milk.

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This is somewhat ridiculous to put "according to Dr Vikki Peterson" as the subtitle when it's actually her comments on an article re: gluten-free published in the British Medical Journal.

"Published just days ago in the British Medical Journal (June 21, 2012) from authors Sildorf SM,Fredheim S, Svensson J,and Buschard K out of Copenhagen University Hospital ,the article was titled

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