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About Rodmanj

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  1. I've been thinking about it, and the real reason why I get nervous about staying overnight at a lot of places has more to do with me being prediabetic and less to do with the gluten intolerance. Like, my blood sugar drops really low if I go too long without eating (mostly between breakfast and lunch) and since most of my family doesn't have those kinds of problems, they don't understand that when I get like that I NEED to eat something, and it's gotten worse since I stopped eating gluten because there aren't as many "regular" foods I can eat and I can't just go somewhere expecting there to be something I can eat anymore.
  2. You are definitely not alone in this. I don't have type 1 diabetes, but I am pre type 2 diabetic (thanks to a hormonal condition I have) along with being gluten intolerant and I know how tough it is to not only have to be concerned about keeping your blood sugar stable, but also having to stay away from anything with gluten in it. Also, as someone who just graduated from college, I know how frustrating it is to be a young adult with these conditions, especially when it comes to going out with friends and them not understanding what it's like. As far as motivation goes, try to focus less on what you CAN'T eat and more on what you CAN eat. Even though you didn't have any symptoms before you stopped eating gluten, also remember that if you truly have Celiac, you can get really sick if you go back to eating gluten. Like I said at the beginning, you're not alone in this and I really do hope that things start to look up for you =]
  3. I haven't officially been diagnosed with Celiac, but I realized that I was gluten intolerant last November and have been on the gluten free diet ever since. My mom has Celiac, so I don't usually worry about whether or not there's going to be food I can eat when I'm home. However, since I've stopped eating gluten, I constantly find myself being afraid to go to certain places because I'm afraid that there isn't going to be anything for me to eat there, especially when I'm traveling. It's gotten to the point where I'm afraid to go to family functions because as understanding as many of them are about the gluten intolerance, I don't feel like they completely get it, and for the first time in my four years of college, I didn't go on a retreat with my Christian group that I looked forward to going on every year because there are so many people who go and I didn't think they would be able to accommodate me. Looking back, I get really mad at myself for missing out on these things because of my fear, and I was wondering if there was anyone else on here who gets the same way when it comes to leaving home.