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Member Since 30 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 08 2010 12:37 PM

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In Topic: 2 Questions About Type II Diabetes...

08 October 2010 - 12:26 PM

Type I diabetes is autoimmune. The immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. The body stops producing insulin, with dramatic results. Treatment is a combination of insulin by injection (in all cases) and diet. There is a tendency to run in families, but specific genes have not been identified. Formerly called juvenile diabetes, it can develop at any age.


I am originally from North Europe and I have HLA DQ2.5 & DQ8. They are both "celiac" genes. I've already got celiac :( . Also I know that this combination of genes puts me at a high risk for juvenile diabeties. Doesn't make me happy. Anyway, there IS a gene, associated with diabeties - DQ8:

"...In Europe, DQ8 is associated with juvenile diabetes and coeliac disease. The highest risk factor for type 1 diabetes is the HLA DQ8/DQ2.5 phenotype. In parts of eastern Scandinavia both DQ2.5 and DQ8 are high increases frequencies of late onset Type I and ambiguous Type I/II diabetes..." (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HLA-DQ8)

In Topic: Bleeding Toddler And A 2 Month Wait To See Gi?

31 August 2010 - 08:46 AM

Is this the norm when you have internal bleeding? Am I thinking it's more serious and it's really not? My 2 year old son has exhibited signs of intestinal bleeding with black stool and with fresh blood mixed in with his stool 4 times in 2 weeks and nobody but his unknowledgable Ped. will see him for this sooner than 2 months? How can I get them to be more proactive with him? I worry, he's only 2!

Thanks for letting me freak out a bit, nobody else understands.

I would try to give K1. If your kid is vitamin K deficient, which happens to celiacs and infants, you will see some improvements with internal bleeding within 3-5 days. I don't know about the children dosage though - I was taking 1000 mcg/day and found improvements with bruising and rectal bleeding in 3-4 days. Vitamins K1 shouldn't hurt, as I know. B)
You can ask your doctor's advice, just to be on the safe side.

In Topic: Recovering From Glutening

26 August 2010 - 06:29 AM

Thank you both for the advice. I've been pushing the water like never before (not usually a big water drinker) and it seems to be helping a bit ... though I'm making more midnight loo trips than my 90-year-old auntie! :P

I've been eating a yogurt each morning the last three days in an attempt to get my bowels moving again, and it seems to be helping though I think it's caused some gas/cramping/bloating as well. Do you get the feeling you can't win sometimes?! After the glutening, the D hit me while I was out (of course) so I had to load up on Immodium to make it home. Then, as a result, ended up cramped and constipated. Sigh.

I'm not familiar with Gas-X, so I'll look into it in the store. Thanks for the recommendation!

I’ve had some bad experience with Gas-X – it made me constipated even more. :blink: So I will NEVER touch it again. I eat lots of melon instead – it helps to clean the system from accidentally consumed gluten

As about healing after getting glutened – I found that green and mint tee helps me a lot. I just drink them constantly. I recommend decaf green tee, I can’t take much caffeine. Usually I am pain free in a couple of days. It takes 2-3 more days for my stomach to stop bloating and “roaring”.

And I do keep veggies-protein diet for a couple of days, just in case. I know for sure that my guts never hurt if I eat veggies and protein. I avoid everything that can irritate my guts. You should know what foods may create discomfort for your body – just avoid them until you feel better.

You will feel better in a couple of days!

In Topic: Dairy Friend Or Foe?

16 August 2010 - 11:12 AM

I started gluten-free diet in January 2010. And only in March I realized that I am lactose-intolerant. Also I found other food intolerances, which surprised me a lot. But it is common to find other food intolerances when you go gluten-free – before I was in such pain every day, I wouldn’t even notice more pain and discomfort from lactose (I haven’t had D as a symptom).

I was on veggie- and-protein diet for a few months (no grains, beans, peas, most fruits, etc.) and it did pay off. Now I feel just great, I even can eat ice-cream (just a couple of table-spoons at ones), but it is a huge progress. My doctor told me that I was lucky to start veggie-protein diet; otherwise I would have had symptoms for much longer.

Take pro-biotics and vitamins every day! You will be fine, just wait with lactose (and maybe casein) for a while. Let you gut heal first, that is the priority number one. :)

In Topic: Do You Feel More Mentally Healthy After Going gluten-free?

08 July 2010 - 09:30 AM

I am definitely more centered since going gluten free. The tensed up monster living inside me relaxed and rejoined me. I feel whole. PMS gone
daily headaches gone
anxiety gone
my hatred of other people and crowded spaces gone
my weight going down
depression gone
over reactions to little things gone
rational thought back
ability to play pool remarkable (I can see the angles needed to make a shot now rather than just guessing)
feeling that I'm so clever feeling- which disappeared around puberty- which when thinking about it was about the time the red cheeks appeared too (just realized this as typing)

I am not diagnosed for any of my symptoms nor celiacs (still have to talk to a doctor about it).

You don't need to be officially diagnosed to know how you feel without gluten. Listen to your gut! I am happy for you that gluten-free diet helps you! :D

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