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7 Months Of Testing

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Saw my new doc today. Results were not back on my MRI however he looked at all the tests I have had over the past 7 months, looked at what I was doing to supplement (vit) and said that he could get in trouble for officially calling this Celiac because I didn't have a biopsy on the intestines, however he was diagnosing me with Celiac, put it in my records and told me we would now proceed rather than trying to eliminate. I am to have a diabetes test and he wants to check and see how my parathyroid and thyroid are functining compared to my last tests. Told me my supplements were all good, I actually thought he would be shocked but he said they all fell in line with what Celiacs are normally deficient on, and then set me up for more blood work.

Also, found out something that might be helpful for those who ar on meds to shrink thyroid nodules.....all supplements should be taken 6+ hours after the thyroid med as some supplements have properties in them that can bind to the thyroid meds and make them work less affectively.

The diganosis was not a shocker but it was a relief!

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Glad you finally got a diagnosis and it sounds like you have a good doctor. With the diabetes test make sure they do an A1C as well as blood glucose levels. If you are still ill from gluten or have recently been sick that can raise the BG levels. The A1C will help them decide if you really have BS issues or if it is elevated because of illness. The reason I caution is because I was misdiagnosed with diabetes when I went to the doctor for help with a glutening early on in the diet. He tried to push meds but I instead did multiple BG tests with my home meter and he ordered an A1C the next visit which showed me to be in perfectly normal levels. If the tests do show that you are prediabetic try adjusting your diet first if you can before the meds and be aware that sugar alcohols can upset your tummy so if you can go with something else or just reduce your sugar and carb intake that might be better.

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It sounds like you have a good Dr? I'm happy for you that you've gotten your Dx without a bunch more tests and the run around.

Now..just eat gluten-free and things should start healing. :D

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Glad you finally got a diagnosis and it sounds like you have a good doctor. With the diabetes test make sure they do an A1C as well as blood glucose levels. If you are still ill from gluten or have recently been sick that can raise the BG levels. The A1C will help them decide if you really have BS issues or if it is elevated because of illness. The reason I caution is because I was misdiagnosed with diabetes when I went to the doctor for help with a glutening early on in the diet. He tried to push meds but I instead did multiple BG tests with my home meter and he ordered an A1C the next visit which showed me to be in perfectly normal levels. If the tests do show that you are prediabetic try adjusting your diet first if you can before the meds and be aware that sugar alcohols can upset your tummy so if you can go with something else or just reduce your sugar and carb intake that might be better.

Thank you very much for this info. I am with you, I would very much rather control medical issues thru diet. All the numbrs with diabetes are new to me but I guess I will be learning them too. I really appreciate the reply!

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