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DoriGates

Sad After Dr Appt

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Hi everyone,

I had a dr appt today for a physical. Dr. told me that my cholestorol was 201, and that I was borderline diabetic that result was 110. I have been gluten free since 1999 and I still do not feel that good. I still have problems with the big D, not as much as before, but its still there. I still have problems with gas, that has not changed. I do not take in any dairy at all. I start a new job next week. what do I take for snacks. I cant have any sweets anymore. I am so, so, so sad. There was a little bit of good news. My osteoporosis is improving. I have gone from 97lb to 122lb. Let me all know what you think.

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Dori--Do you have other intolerances? I get diarrhea from tomatoes. Maybe nightshades are a problem for you, maybe soy, or corn? Are you positive that you are not using anything with gluten in it, like shampoo, lotions, soaps, vitamins? Do you take vitamins?

Cholesterol at 201 is something to watch, but not horrible, mine is 215. Has your B12 level been checked? Maybe for now, you need some help with depression.


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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I had gestational diabetes and managed it by diet. Not because it wasn't that bad, my numbers were off the chart and my Dr. was scared to test me again, but because I'm so afraid of needles :o I pass out. I had to test my blood sugar more often than Diabetics do, I was told. I'm not a doctor, I can only share what I've experienced. Be sure that you get plenty of fibre-raw veg, whole grains(challenging on the gluten-free diet I know) and low fat. If you're cholesterol is dietary then getting that down through diet may help your blood sugar. Get ahold of the ADA food charts they list portions of foods. You may not have to live by it like I did but it may help you see if you're keeping your carbs in balance. They are by no means complete, at least not the ones I was given and don't account for the different makeup of gluten-free breads and such but they can be a useful resource. Also I recommend finding some info on the glycemic index of foods. I didn't find out about this until after I had finished with the diet but I think it's interesting and may be helpful. It's too bad you can't have milk because even though I hate drinking it(I use lactaid milk), it helped stabilize my blood sugar.

My father is pre-diabetic but he was just told no sugar. This gives him a poor and incomplete picture of what it's all about.

For snacks, I had crackers( very few) and PB( I think 1 or 2 Tb. was allowed) grapes(14 :lol:)Don't let this depress you. At this stage you should have more choices than I did. The ADA charts show what kind and how much fruits are allowed. Maybe veggies with some dairy free dip.

I understand your disappointment.

As Deb said, watch for depression. I'm at high risk for developing Diabetes and Knowing myself, I think I would needouside support.

Think of this info as a starting point. Listen to your body. Do some homework and weigh it against what advice I and others have given. Look at the info as empowering not limiting. I was able to manage the diet without insulin, even though it was very limiting for me, by focusing on what I COULD have.

By ADA I mean American Diabetes Association. I hope I don't have my acronyms wrong.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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Good advice above. I'll just add that for me, also, the D didn't clear up completely after going gluten-free. Turns out I have a sensitivity to corn and was eating a lot of it. When I eliminated all corn products from my diet, the D cleared up. So, yes, you could have other allergies/sensitivities that are affecting your gut.

For what it's worth - I stabilize my hypoglycemia by eating a fair amount of raw veggies. Works better if I also keep the breads and other high carbs to a minimum.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. It is so hard when first you are told no gluten and adjusting your diet to that, then told to cut back on meat, then told no more dairy, now I have to limit my sugar. I feel like I am down to fish, chicken, and veggies, oh and nuts. I checked out the ADA and there were lots of good suggestions.

Thanks again everyone for all your help. It is so comforting to know you all are out there!!!!!

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I'm on a perma low carb diet. Basically if it is starchy or sugary I don't eat it. My health has never been better. I eat fruits, veggies, meat, fish, etc. No dairy, no grains. I make muffins from coconut flour and rice bran. I use splenda instead of sugar. Nuts and black olives make great snacks. I do have the ocassional splurge on something starchy but I try to make it very, very rare. And I eat a couple of squares of very dark, low sugar chocolate, like Lindt 85% or something along those lines. Makes it all quite tolerable.

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