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Gluten Free Diet Cured? Type 1 Diabetes


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#1 icm

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

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...ure-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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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

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...ure-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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#3 icm

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

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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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

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 “Remission without insulin therapy on gluten-free diet in a 6-year old boy with type 1 diabetes mellitus”."

Gemini, you gotta admit it's less than fair to attack the Dr for this w/out following the link where it's obvious it wasn't her patient, her conclusion, her publication or her original report.

As far as the Drs qualifications, who are ppl to turn to when their GP & GI aren't helping or are even spouting the utter ignorance re celiac as seen quoted on the forum?

The facility she & her husband run has been helping many patients who for one reason or another have fallen through the cracks of mainstream medicine.
As far as I can see, the only argument against them has to start w/ denying that many celiacs/NCGIs (or all food intolerances in general) are failed by current mainstream specialist-based DX flowcharts. Or believing that Drs saying "IBS, take a daily pill forever" have done their job though the patient's symptoms increase & widen over time.

They're not trying to replace GPs & GIs. But when a patient isn't satisfied w/ their GP/GI, there is another option if you live in Silicon Valley. (Btw they do have 3 MDs on staff)
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

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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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

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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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:39 PM

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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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:58 AM

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 “Remission without insulin therapy on gluten-free diet in a 6-year old boy with type 1 diabetes mellitus”."

Gemini, you gotta admit it's less than fair to attack the Dr for this w/out following the link where it's obvious it wasn't her patient, her conclusion, her publication or her original report.

As far as the Drs qualifications, who are ppl to turn to when their GP & GI aren't helping or are even spouting the utter ignorance re celiac as seen quoted on the forum?

The facility she & her husband run has been helping many patients who for one reason or another have fallen through the cracks of mainstream medicine.
As far as I can see, the only argument against them has to start w/ denying that many celiacs/NCGIs (or all food intolerances in general) are failed by current mainstream specialist-based DX flowcharts. Or believing that Drs saying "IBS, take a daily pill forever" have done their job though the patient's symptoms increase & widen over time.

They're not trying to replace GPs & GIs. But when a patient isn't satisfied w/ their GP/GI, there is another option if you live in Silicon Valley. (Btw they do have 3 MDs on staff)


Tom.....I did read the link and it doesn't matter whether Dr. Vikki is just posting research articles or whether this is her idea. Read the last few paragraphs....she agrees completely with this notion and she's a chiropractor. People don't go to chiro's to get treatment for diabetes. You cannot cure Type 1 diabetes that is full blown. My brother is a Type 1 so I am familiar with this disease. You may be able to manage it better if you are a diagnosed Celiac or are aware that you have a problem with gluten and change your diet. But it isn't going to go away and to give people this idea is wrong.

As to what do people do when they are failed by their doctors? You do what I did.....become very proactive about it. I got really sick....I mean, close to not making it. I was told I should seek psychiatric help for my problems. I figured it out from researching on the internet and then went to my thyroid doctor and told her to test me for Celiac because my PCP was a moron. That's when I was diagnosed. I also diagnosed my other AI diseases, after going to a new doctor and asking her to test for them, after detailing my symptoms. At that point, I had the positive Celiac diagnosis so they took me seriously. Education is bliss. People have to start taking their health into their own hands and demanding results because, apparently, the medical profession has neither the time nor the brains to do so. It really is sad but it's true. When it comes to chronic disease in any country, doctors just don't get it because many of the diseases are caused by food issues and they don't go there. You almost have to become the detective but you know your body best, they don't. I actually don't go to a doctor that much because I have recovered so well, I don't need them all the time. And I am doing better than many people who march off to the doctor every year. Go figure..... ;)
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