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Recently Diagnosed Celiac And Also Type I - Juvenile Diabetic - Anyone Else?

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At some point, I think I will "get this" but I'm six months into diagnosis of being a Celiac. I found out on January 19, 2006. Also, I've had Type I - Juvenile Diabetes since age 5. I'm now 31 years old and have a one year old son, who is perfectly healthy and shows no signs of Celiac or diabetes thus far. Diabetes does not run in my family, and neither does Celiac that we can find.

What do you do on a daily basis that tastes good? How do you vary what you eat for lunch when you work? What do you buy and eat at home to snack on that you "trust"?

After being diagnosed in January, we thought that the episodes I was having were triggered when I started to "wean" my son from breastfeeding. My body basically said, enough is enough, if you don't me anymore, then we'll tell you how we really feel. And that was it. Amazingly, my blood sugars did fine, I wear an insulin pump and I test about 6 times a day. My diabetes has been in excellent control for over 6 years now.

I'm just really tired of being hungry! I like potatoes and rice and thankfully, I think I can eat corn just fine so far. About 6 weeks after being tested, my system finally was "back on track", and I felt great. Then, around 5 weeks ago, I seemed to have "messed up" somewhere along the line, I'm quite sure it was when I went out to eat while on vacation in Canada in mid-May. I have not been able to get my system back on track again.

Also, there are days where I'm tired of the same old vinegar and oil dressings for salad. I'm slightly over the salads. What do you do? What's your favorite snack? I find I eat a lot of dried fruits and nuts these days as a filler. I work for a law firm 4 days a week and when I'm at my desk, I like to snack on something. I'm not overweight, always maintained a somewhat lean and muscalur petite figure. I've played tennis my whole life competively so I'm sure that has always helped, but these days I just don't have the energy to keep it up. I've lost more weight since being on a Gluten-Free Diet.

I tried to make a Gluten Free pizza the other night, it was horrible. Chewy and tasteless.

Any words of wisdom is much appreciated. thankfully, I know how to control my diabetes just fine, it's this new obstacle that seems to be causing the frustration.

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My 2 kids are celiac, and I think I am, and my husband has type 1 diabetes. My daughter is also allergic to dairy and eggs. It's fun to try to incorporate all the different diets. I'm PMing you some ideas.


If you're looking for info on how to get started on the gluten-free diet, check out this List for Newly Diagnosed.

Self - Pain free since going gluten-free 9/05 (suffered from unexplained joint pain entire life), asthma improving, allergies improving, mysterious rash disappeared (probably DH)

Husband - Type 1 diabetic, Negative bloodwork

Son - Elevated IgA, Very high IgG, 2 negative biopsies - HLA DQ2 and DQ8 positive, Amazing dietary response since 1/06

Daughter - Congenital Heart Defect (2 surgeries), Reflux, choking issues, eczema, egg allergy - HLA DQ2 positive, Good dietary response (via me because of nursing) since 9/05

"All things happen for good for those who love God..." Romans 8:28

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