• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Intolerances And Blood Sugar Issues , A Connection Beyond Diabetes?
0

7 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

cahill    189

Intolerances and blood sugar issues ,, a connection ??

 

 

 

Recently I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. I have been tracking my blood sugar levels for awhile now.

 

Interesting ( to me anyway :) ) is how my blood sugar levels reacts to different  foods.In particular how my blood sugar levels reacted to foods that I had been  questioning ( wither or not  I was  intolerant  ).

 

I have been grain free except for rice for quite awhile . I had been questioning rice before  I started tracking my blood sugar levels . Once testing my blood sugar levels I found that rice was sending my blood sugar off the charts ( over 200) even when eaten in very small amounts and eaten with a protein .  It was when I tested dairy that I began to wonder ( dairy sent my blood sugar levels threw the floor , into the 40-50's :ph34r: )

Peanut butter was another food I had been questioning ( my blood sugar levels were all over the place when eating peanut butter)

 

Since eliminating rice, dairy  :( and peanut butter  my blood sugar levels have been stable .

 

, I am currently grain, refined sugar/artificial sweetener  ,dairy free ,along with gluten and soy free( among others :rolleyes:  ), I eat  frequently and am strict about eating a protein when ever I eat a carb  ,   so those could be  the reasons my levels are currently  stable but I wonder ,,,,,,,,,,

 

So I am asking these knowledgeable forums,,,

 

Could there be a connection  between intolerances and blood sugar issues ??

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


This is interesting. I am amazed to note the diverse blood sugar reactions that you had toward various foods. I have always thought there was some connection.  I feel as if when I eat something I don't tolerate that my body just doesn't process it.  I don't think it takes in anything else that came with it either.  That tends to make the blood sugar low. 

 

I haven't started keeping track of blood sugar yet, but I feel more inclined to do it having read this.  I am feeling like some foods I don't tolerate are still going in.  I need some way to discover what they are.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nvsmom    332

I have read that grains like rice and wheat, can affect your blood sugar more than table sugar. I remember being shocked that a slice of whole grain bread has more readily available sugar to you blood than a few teaspoons of sugar... Just crazy! (I have read this in books like Wheat Belly and not medical journals though.)

 

I used to have a bit of (undiagnosed hypoglycemia when my celiac was untreated. I would get the shakes and be light headed if I wasn't eating every 2-3 hours. It was worse when i ate grains too.

 

I hope you feel better soon and can reintroduce some of those foods into your diet as your healin goes on.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shadowicewolf    166

Rice is a carb. Carbs turn into sugar... thus can spike your blood sugar. No real big surprise there.

 

Unless that peanut butter had sugar already added to it (some do), i don't see how it could. Its pretty much its own protein source. Have you tested regular peanuts as opposed to the butter?

 

As for dairy, huh? It made it lower? If i'm understanding that correctly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cahill    189

Rice is a carb. Carbs turn into sugar... thus can spike your blood sugar. No real big surprise there.

 

Unless that peanut butter had sugar already added to it (some do), i don't see how it could. Its pretty much its own protein source. Have you tested regular peanuts as opposed to the butter?

 

As for dairy, huh? It made it lower? If i'm understanding that correctly.

The rice I understood being that it is  a high glycemic  carb.

 

The peanut butter was suckers natural ingredients were just  peanuts and salt . I did a trial with just plain peanuts and since have eliminated peanuts altogether .

 

 

Yes my BS readings were very low with dairy.Scary low :ph34r:

 

I guess if I was not absorbing the dairy it could  have  caused the very low readings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


cavernio    9

Well the sugar in milk is lactose, and a lot of celiacs don't break it down properly due to intestinal damage, so if low blood sugar would result from only having the protein in milk get absorbed, then that makes sense I guess.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if differences in blood sugar could be something like an intolerance. I'd probably, however, call diabetes (at least type 2 diabetes) an intolerance in and of itself though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I find that some foods must be eaten in combination with others to stabilize or maintain blood sugar. Is this because I'm "hungry" and my body needs a "complete" meal or because an individual food causes glucose to go wonky? I don't know, excellent question.

I do know as I get healthier (including exercise) my glucose is more stable regardless of what I eat. I think I was headed into (or already in) Syndrome X/Metabolic Syndrome territory. http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease/metabolic-syndrome-what-is-it?page=1

I think many of us are vulnerable to the above, because we generally go so long undiagnosed with AI disease that we live by coping - and struggle to exercise and be active. We may also pick up unhealthy eating habits to compensate for foods that make us sick.

Ironically, I headed deep into X territory while trying to heal from celiac. I was so strung out, tired, etc. that I was very inactive. One day it all crashed, with a big nudge from the steroids for that Damn Rash).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,896
    • Total Posts
      938,533
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,804
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Junimoon
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    •   Hello linzk8! I would suggest you to go with natural foods as you are allergic to latex. One of my friends had the same problem. She also had latex allergic. She used Indian nuts to lose weight purchased from the official site of Nuez Dela India and achieved a success. You can also check the same. Eating at the right time is also important. Avoid eating very late at night. It's fine to eat in between meals, but limit your proportions. Never starve yourself! Hope this could help you!
    • My family visited Peru (my 13 year old has celiac) last Christmas, and we found Peru rather gluten free friendly. Peru is the land of corn and potatoes, and they have lots of grill meats.   Their cooking ingredients tend to be naturally gluten-free.   We did the 4 day Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu, and our chef did a great job making gluten-free meals for my daughter.  
    • Most physicians follow the joint commission’s guidelines on prescribing HTN medications which usually begin with a diuretic and calcium channel blocker (the amlodipine) - see below. Is it possible that your bp was still not controlled on the CCB (amlodipine)? So the ARB was added? Again, I’d just like to say that just bc a drug does have certain adverse effects does not mean you will have them, but I understand if you would not even want to take the chance, given a previous history of celiac disease. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p503.html “In the general nonblack population, including those with diabetes, initial anti-hypertensive treatment should include a thiazide diuretic, calcium channel blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). In the general black population, including those with diabetes, initial treatment should include a thiazide diuretic or calcium channel blocker. If the target blood pressure is not reached within one month after initiating therapy, the dosage of the initial medication should be increased or a second medication should be added (thiazide diuretic, calcium channel blocker, ACE inhibitor, or ARB; do not combine an ACE inhibitor with an ARB). Blood pressure should be monitored and the treatment regimen adjusted until the target blood pressure is reached. A third drug should be added if necessary; however, if the target blood pressure cannot be achieved using only the drug classes listed above, antihypertensive drugs from other classes can be used (e.g., beta blockers, aldosterone antagonists). Referral to a physician with expertise in treating hypertension may be necessary for patients who do not reach the target blood pressure using these strategies.” Drugs for BP in different classes work by different mechanisms. It may be worth it to print out those huge, long drug information sheets and go over them with a fine toothed comb. As for CoQ10, have you checked for coupons online? Can your doctor write you an Rx and get your insurance to pay? They might say it’s on OTC and you have to pay out of pocket, but it may be worth it to find a way around that - would a prior authorization do the trick? I don’t know, just bringing up the questions. In the report you cited, these concluding words were to me, chilling:
      “Therefore, we suggest the possibility of a class effect.” Losartan, olmeseartan - doesn’t matter. And I'll say it again, there must be a way to disseminate this information more widely as I had no idea about this adverse effect, and never heard any docs speaking about it either. It really warrants wider sharing. Finally, one person who is often an overlooked resource is your pharmacist. They have just tons of knowledge and should be able to talk to you in some depth if asked, in an articulate, easy to understand way. They may even be able to do some digging and research for you. Plumbago
    • Plumbago et al, Thanks for letting me know  about the "artan" drugs being ARBs. I think Cyclinglady was right the Losartan research is not free and thus not public. I saw the link with no abstract but wanted to read it to confirm as you noted in your ETA that it was another "Artan" drug Losartan causing the problem. I believe it is. I found a great (after more digging) review of all the "artans"/ARBs or most of them about whether they can contribute to sprue symptom's in addition to Benicar. here on wiley as studied by the alimentary pharmacology and therapeutic journal (AP&T) for short. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apt.14176/full I wish I knew how to post the able alone it is very informative.  Please scroll over the table to the end of it since it even tells how long to expect before your sprue symptom's/conditions improve IF the "artan" drug is causing your symptom's which I find the most helpful thing about the table.  They also note histological feature (degree of villi blunting) to expect on biopsy. They note Losartan can cause "total atrophy of duodenal villi" by their reporting. I also recently had an issue with my potassium levels so I feel sure it is the Losartan. I remember reading a study about how losartan was better at the "chronic cough" I had developed using Lisinopril so I changed to Losartan a few years ago . . . now I find I could of been making my GI symptom's worse. But to answer  your other question since I began taking Folic Acid a few months ago my BP numbers went down to a healthy level of 120/80 or less sometimes . . . but with medicine. I had already been thinking I wanted to try get off the BP medicine (for good) so this is more motivation. C0q10 worked well but it is too expensive for me to take all the time! I called my doctor to have them put me back on Amlodipine/Norvasc and I can't remember why I changed off that medicine to begin with now.  I do remember needing two medicine's back then to control my BP so maybe we stopped the Norvasc instead of the Linsinopril. But now that they have put me back on Norvasc I hope my potassium levels will correct themselves. I just don't feel safe anymore taking Losartan after learning it could be making my GI symptom's worse or causing the to be unreliable. I first thought my touch of D. was from an antibiotic round but when kefir didn't get me back on track I suspected something else when my Vitamin D levels showed up low too again! Thanks everybody for ya'lls great suggestions and good research on my behalf. I also recommend this verywell article if you are still having GI problems and you suspect an "artan" like ARBs BP medicine and looking for a medicine that might have less severe  or more manageable symptom's for your lifestyle because it comprehensively list's the medicine's by drug types. https://www.verywell.com/hypertension-drugs-1745989 no medicine is without a side effect as (I) am learning but I never thought sprue would be one for my BP medicine and why I prefer Vitamins when I can find out which one too take. Now that I have the Norvasc approved as a replacement for the Losartan I might see if my BP goes up again if I stop my medicine all together as I was hoping the Folic Acid might help me with it (without medicine) and it explains why I was low in Folic Acid to begin with again. posterboy,    
    •   Ironic, We went entirely gluten-free in our home after 2016 for how bad my neurological , joints, mood gets now in addition to my former gi, skin, and other issues . My son shows signs of my early symptoms and voluntarily went off gluten, corn, and milk like me as he did his own food like diary symptom tracking. My daughter continues on gluten outside the home. We warn her of our concern for at times in toddler hood she was constipated and would bloat.  We asked their Dr to test them as I was undergoing my testing and she said no until I had my diagnosis. As we know these things take time and my son went gluten-free . He said after watching mom on my gluten challenge that he will not go back on it .  We await technology further research and we silently watch our soon to be teen girl for we know even if tested negative it can show up one day.  She says I know mom I know. The more Whole Foods here in the home we notice she actually craves gluten / processed foods less and is slowly transitioning as well.  Does your child also naturally eat less gluten and processed as well away from home? I wonder if the taste buds / craving change as the parents diet changes food options.  Thoughts?
  • Upcoming Events