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Nanski

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Greetings!

I'm new to this forum. I was diagnosed diabetic some 13 years ago, I fall between Type I and Type II; and Celiac about 3 years now—I was an "IBS" patient for years. "Ya right."..

When my CDE and I altered my diabetes diet to adhere to much stricter carbohydrate choices I noticed my IBS problems reduced considerably. In addition, the "crud" on my feet disappeared. I did my research on why less wheat, would reduce my IBS and crud....you guessed it Celiac. I presented the information my doctor and she agreed whole heartedly. She did not scope me at that point because she felt that if I eliminated gluten, which I already reduced considerable over the past few months and my symptoms disappeared she didn't need to put me through scoping. I sort of back door diagnosed myself. Found the cure before the cause.

How do I cope now.....Everyone deals with things different ways so I'm not here to tell others? However, for me, I don't "cope", I just live my life. I don't usually eat anything I can't wash. Meat, vegetables, fruits, rice...then some dairy and what I cook and spice up myself. No prepackaged foods. Very little "gluten free" purchases. As a diabetic I need to watch the carbs., most gluten-free foods like cookies are off my menu anyway. Soups...I make homemade from fresh stock. I'm allergic to beer and seafood so that narrows my food choices down a bit. Pasta...I go into Chinatown to the Asian markets and buy plain rice noodles, watch for wheat ingredients of course..and most cost nothing compared to gluten-free pastas. Mexican corn totias work too.

I basically can't afford to live on GL commercial products. I do cook fairly well. My best friend is a personal chef and has Celiac clients, so she "guinea pigs" me sometimes if she's being creative. I shop on the outside of my grocery store and "Don't eat anything you can't wash".....think about that for a while ;)

I hope to share me experiences and easy that overwhelming feel in others we all get sometimes.

Nanski

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Greetings!

I'm new to this forum. I was diagnosed diabetic some 13 years ago, I fall between Type I and Type II; and Celiac about 3 years now—I was an "IBS" patient for years. "Ya right."..

When my CDE and I altered my diabetes diet to adhere to much stricter carbohydrate choices I noticed my IBS problems reduced considerably. In addition, the "crud" on my feet disappeared. I did my research on why less wheat, would reduce my IBS and crud....you guessed it Celiac. I presented the information my doctor and she agreed whole heartedly. She did not scope me at that point because she felt that if I eliminated gluten, which I already reduced considerable over the past few months and my symptoms disappeared she didn't need to put me through scoping. I sort of back door diagnosed myself. Found the cure before the cause.

How do I cope now.....Everyone deals with things different ways so I'm not here to tell others? However, for me, I don't "cope", I just live my life. I don't usually eat anything I can't wash. Meat, vegetables, fruits, rice...then some dairy and what I cook and spice up myself. No prepackaged foods. Very little "gluten free" purchases. As a diabetic I need to watch the carbs., most gluten-free foods like cookies are off my menu anyway. Soups...I make homemade from fresh stock. I'm allergic to beer and seafood so that narrows my food choices down a bit. Pasta...I go into Chinatown to the Asian markets and buy plain rice noodles, watch for wheat ingredients of course..and most cost nothing compared to gluten-free pastas. Mexican corn totias work too.

I basically can't afford to live on GL commercial products. I do cook fairly well. My best friend is a personal chef and has Celiac clients, so she "guinea pigs" me sometimes if she's being creative. I shop on the outside of my grocery store and "Don't eat anything you can't wash".....think about that for a while ;)

I hope to share me experiences and easy that overwhelming feel in others we all get sometimes.

Nanski

Thank you for this post. I was just diagnosed with diabetes, my doctor called after dinner last night to tell me. I have been wondering what my diet was going to be like now. It is more than a little daunting and your post has made me feel much better, Thanks.

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