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I was just curious if i have celiacs and have been completely gluten free the intire time i've been diagnosed (2.5 years)are my chances still high to develope other things like diabetes. Just wondering because i have been having some weird symptoms like blurred vision and having to pee alot and i am tired all the time and my dads side has a history of diabetes type 1... i'm probibly over reacting because i just started college and its probibly the stress but i've never had stress cause these symptoms

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Go to the Dr. and have them test your blood sugar and urine and whatever else they do to test for diabetes. You should get tested frequently if there is diabetes in your family. It could be college stress, but it could also be something more significant. I think it would be perfectly appropriate to express such concerns to your Dr. and have the tests done. It could be many things. Better safe than sorry.

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I've been doing more research to find out more info and found that celiacs is really similar to type 1 diabetes http://forecast.diabetes.org/news/diabetes-and-celiac-disease-share-common-genes and I was wondering if it goes the other way like if you have celiacs what is the percentage of type 1 diabetes developing and if it is less when you follow a gluten free diet. I really want to know soon

Thanks

Nicole

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It goes both ways... untreated celiac can lead to diabetes. But diabetics a lot of time also end up with celiac. I am being tested now for diabetes as some of my symptoms haven't improved with the gluten free diet. Hope it's not diabetes too cause that will really narrow down the food options!

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both type 1 diabetes and celiac are autoimmune diseases. If you have one autoimmune disease, you may be prone to others as well. If you are experiencing type 1 symptoms, you should see your doctor for testing.

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If it's in the family AND you already have one auto-immune disease, your chances of developing another one are higher, yeah. Should go check with a doctor, definitely.

That said - if the test for diabetes is negative? You might want to have your celiac blood panel done again, if they haven't retested you again yet (they should do this post-gluten free until your numbers are back down to normal. If they haven't, they need to).

Gluten free isn't actually 'zero' gluten. It's a legal label that limits the amount of gluten a product can have, but the product is still allowed a little gluten. Most celiacs do fine on this. However a few can't tolerate that level of gluten, or they eat so much processed food that they still reach their gluten limit and get a little too much gluten. So even being completely, strictly gluten free, you can get enough gluten to make yourself sick.

Sucks, huh?

The reason I mention it is that having to pee constantly and exhaustion are both symptoms of getting a little gluten cc for both myself and my daughter. I've met a few others with the peeing issue, too. Not the blurred vision, however.

I almost hope for you that it is just that you need to drop a few of your processed gluten-free foods. That's much easier than diabetes, I would think.

Good luck!

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Thanks for your answers i'm thinking of going to the doctor (need to talk to my parents, don't want to worry them) I'm pretty sure it is not cc because the only thing I have eaten that is process recently is udi bread and i only eat 2 slices a day the rest of the stuff I eat is canned or fresh, also I get my blood checked every 6 months last time was 3 weeks ago and it was normal also had a cbc which was normal too. I know cbcs don't check for diabetes though.

If having diabetes is so likely with celiacs why aren't we required to be tested for diabetes every year like people with type 1 diabetes are for celiacs? It doesn't make any sinse

well I'll call my parents and talk to them and then I'll go the campus student health clinic.

thanks again

nicole

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