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How Liitle Of Gluten Can Screw Me Up?

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just wonder, it's almost impossible avoid completely gluten as I see it.

I just got worse after one dinner out and then eating turkey franks which contained starch.

thanks

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As I see it, I can think what I want but my immune system knows better and can't be fooled. It's so tempting sometimes to say "aw, it's probably fine". I have reacted to something that was tested to contain less than 5 parts per million, which seems like so little.

The experiences that I've had in life lead me to think that it is very possible and relatively simple to avoid gluten completely but whether or not we want to travel that road is a different story. It's all about choices.

I had gestational diabetes and chose to regulate it by diet without insulin. I took the charts of foods and portions allowed and started over from scratch as if no other foods existed in the world and said OK this says I can have 1 Lender's bagel, 1 slice of non-fat cheese , etc. etc. what can I make with this. It was not fun but it was 100% successful in accomplishing the goal of maintaining mine and my baby's health by keeping my blood sugar under control.

We can take the same approach to the gluten-free diet and some do. We know that fruits, veg. meats and many other things that nature has provided are gluten-free. The safest approach is to stick with these things and maybe add in gluten-free products that are processed in dedicated facilities by companies that are dedicated to gluten-free.

If we are going to use products or let others prepare our foods it is best to not put anything in our mouths unless we are absolutely sure it is gluten-free, otherwise we take the risk of getting sick.

I'm not making light of the struggles that we all have, just offering another perspective.

Keep coming back to learn and ask questions. And we can help you out with the hot dogs and dining out. It is a continual learning process for us all but knowlege is power.


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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thanks, I just need to be more careful. I wasn't aware that gluten is in so many food.

If this is really the reason I feel bad I won't eat anything that even remotely can contain traces of that poison...

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thanks, I just need to be more careful. I wasn't aware that gluten is in so many food.

If this is really the reason I feel bad I won't eat anything that even remotely can contain traces of that poison...

I am also new to this, so know what you are going through. I have started a food diary and write down everything I eat and drink, and any reactions I have.

I started with fruit, veg, fresh fish and meat which are usually safe bets, and cut my drinks down to only water. I then added one thing at a time to see if I reacted to it.

I even react to the tiny amount of gluten in stockcubes. Who would have thought it could be in so many things. I read labels all the time now, but even tiny amounts of wheat and gluten upset me. Sometimes they sneak past the label.....

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