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Member Since 22 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2011 07:53 AM

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In Topic: Diabeties And Celiac

23 June 2011 - 07:47 AM


Diabetes is very common in Celiacs. Many people find that the diabetes was a symptoms of celiac disease, and it sometimes goes away after a while on the diet. Have you tried a high protein/low carb type of diet. It is supposed to be very good for helping to regulate the blood sugar level, as well as help you lose weight. It also fits well into the gluten-free lifestyle. I hope you are able to hook up with someone in your area who is diabetic and Celiac and you can help each other.

God bless,

I could KISS you for this response - but I'll spare you. I am 2 days into a diabetes 2 diagnosis. I've been properly diagnosed celiac since March 1, 2011. Diabetes June 21. I'm still adjusting to the idea. I am one of the ones in the 10% of celiacs who can do everything right and still gain. Vindication to know there is that, but it doesn't help m pancreas any. So I am swimming right now as to how to proceed. I am not insured properly and my medical help (nutritionist) is not able to see me again unless I go out of pocket. She is nice! but she did hook me up with a program through a local grocery chain for a largely reduced self-bloodtest devise! I am 58, NO diabetes in my family and yet I have developed it via celiac. I am hoping what you said above is true and it will fade, but intend to do what it takes to soothe it down into compliance in the meantime. It's just hard to comprehend when you've already done everything right and it STILL comes out wrong. (oops - wrote the wrong thing and brought the tears back out.) If you're still following the forum, I wold really like to be in touch. Thanks!

In Topic: Being Obese

22 June 2011 - 01:05 PM

While weight loss is a common symptom (I lost 65 pounds), some people gain weight while eating gluten. This can lead to misdagnosis, as many doctors wrongly believe that fat people can't have celiac disease.

You have NO IDEA how elated I am to see this in writing on this thread, over and over! I am 5' currently weighing in at 204 and have been ashamed that while I even worked at CURVES, which I initially joined to get stronger and lose weight, I GAINED OVER 25 POUNDS IN 2 YEARS! I was diagnosed officially with celiac March 1, having been incorrectly diagnosed 11 years ago with candida overgrowth and resulting wheat intolerance. (Couldn't seem to convince them that I still didn't feel good.) I gave up on doctors in general at that point, and didn't go back until last October (a 4 year gap.) Not having insurance doesn't help.

I have a further issue: the weight gain has triggered diabetes2. I got the lovely news yesterday. I truly need support, if anyone else has had this happen! I have a blood sugar checking device and learned how to use it today. Beyond that... HELP! Mentioning it here, but unless I find a particular thread already started addressing this, I intend to start a new one.

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