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Hi All I was not sure where to post this since it is about my mom

I just found out yesterday after moving my Mom into her new house that she has Diabetes :(

She did not tell any of us kids that she had this kind of issue going on, we knew about her higt blood pressure, injections to her back for her siatic nerve that is bothering her after an accident at work, she little surgery for a cyst on her back close to her armpit which is ok, it never occured to her that it could be bad, her upcoming surgery on her eye lids which are making her lashes curl under and causing her to not see as well, So with all this going on she failed to mention to us that she has Diabetes since January. My sister was with her when she had her surgery for her cyst when the Doctor came in and said so we had diabetes with my sister right there my sister did not know eighter and they see each other every day. I looked at my mom and said and when were you going to tell us, I'm the last to know on this one. I am a little shocked, but relieved that my mom is doing something about it eating right, going to classes to find out the correct way to eat. I was about to ask her if she has thought about getting tested for Celiacs as well since I know that diabetes can be a complication to celiac disease, but I did not. She has just come to terms with the idea of having High blood pressure which she is convinced that caused the diabetes or vice versa. So now that she is taking meds for both and checking her sugar for both I'm happy about that. I don't want to push too much on her, since she does not want me to rule out the possiblity of maybe have a gall stone instead of the gluten problem she says, I'm taking it into concideration that could be my problem. But if that was my problem when would gluten foods affect me the way it does when I do eat it (being tired after I eat, heartburn, stomachburn, nausea almost to the point at time where I want to vomit but don't) severe gas, they go away after I poo, bloating, D, C, thin stools inbetween the two, I don't poo the normal brown usually the light tan/brown, sometimes kakki brownish green, brain fog. When I eat Gluten free I don't have any of these symptoms I feel great I have tons of energy, I can get up in the morning and not want to go back to sleep. I know that Gall bladder issues have some of these same symptoms. I don't think that I am overreacting. I know that if I had a diagnoses from a doctor then she would be fine with it and know that I have covered all my bases, I never did ask my GI doc about a possible gallbladder issue maybe I should have because my grandmother had hers removed. Sorry that this is a little long, I guess I want some opionion on the matter.

donna

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Donna,

Just wanted to let you know my high blood pressure was definitely from Gluten. It was so high and went untreated because at night it would go low...I could always feel it going up and down. When I went gluten free my blood pressure returned to normal. I also had a fasting glucose of 99 so I was heading for probably type 1 diabetes since I had exercised and was thin and I am in my 50's and have 2 brothers with type one diabetes.

So, can gluten cause blood pressure problems and sugar problems...you bet. In about 20 years doctors will be taught this but until then, we have to be our own advocates. More than likely if your Mom is in her late 60's+ many still believe and worship their doctors and won't deviate from what they are told so it is hard to convince them that their doc might not know everything.

Dr. Mercola just had a really interesting video on your immune system. Some parts where graphic on animal mistreatment so I just fast forwarded that but some was fascinating about the autoimmune diseases. Here is the link:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles...une-system.aspx

Good Luck

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Type 2 diabetes has no connection to celiac. I don't believe high blood pressure is connected either. I've been gluten free for 20 yrs, and on blood pressure meds for 10 yrs.

It is type 1 that has the connection. My mom had that. Dad was type 2. He lost a lot of weight and gained excellent control of his blood sugar that way.

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I also had a fasting glucose of 99 so I was heading for probably type 1 diabetes since I had exercised and was thin and I am in my 50's

I'm not so sure about that! Type 1 hits like gangbusters,usually with heavy flu type symptoms. Type 2 sneaks up on you with a rise in blood pressure and cholesterol and slowly rising blood sugar. Usually, there is weight gain, but occasionally a type 2 will be a normal weight.

neesee

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I hope your mom starts getting better soon. We are here for you.

Thank you she is actually doing great, taking classes to understand how she is suppose to eat, taking it all in stride and accepting that she has a problem and taking care of it that is the surprising thing, before with her BP issue she was not being compliant about her meds so now she is understanding that this is her life now. It was just a shock to me when she told me out of the blue "Well since I'm diabetic now I have to watch what I eat and check my blood sugar" saying it like that was like huh your what! When were you going to tell me? Even my sister did not know until the she was with her for a little procedure and the doc came in and said "So were diabetic are we" My sister was in shock too.

donna

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