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.
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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
You are a nice person, Ennis, to do this for Thanksgiving! If I were in Texas, I would feel safe eating your food and it sounds delicious! To have an allergy safe meal served in a church is a wonderful thing.
Hi Lucy Lou,
I am very glad you were able to get your med compounded and figured out corn derivative compounds are causing you reactions. After my gluten challenge and the fall out that followed I determined I could not have corn derivatives microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin (corn), citric acid (corn derived) as well. My joints, gi, and then some react. I had to even remove White distilled vinegar derived from corn from my home as well. So even when something was gluten-free I often had to call to verify it was corn free , make my own, or go without ex condiments, medicines, vitamins, etc.
I am glad you figured it out.
Best wishes on healing.
I had to elminate, carbs, and sugars also due to UC, but I haveen cooking for diabetics for years in my bakery. I do keto based breads, grain free baked goods, nut butters, etc. I have a few grain free low carb recipes in the cooking section like Keto low carb dinner rolls, flat bread, crackers, etc. My bakery also sales keto loaf breads that are a huge hit with my customers.
Look at ketogenic/paleo diets. stews, meats, leafy greens creamy soups with nut milks etc. Crock pot and batch meals will be your new friend I imagine.
First, let me make this clear. Your diet may have contributed to diabetes a bit, but the reality is you are either genetically predisposed or not. That covers both Type 1 (TD1 — autoimmune) and Type 2 (TD2 — insulin resistance).
Has your doctor diagnosed you with TD1 or TD2? TD1 is strongly linked to celiac disease. It can be determined by measuring antibodies (e.g. GAD). Like celiac disease, there are several antibody tests for TD1. It can affect any age. The body destroys beta cells that help produce insulin. Insulin resistance (TD2) is common as we age or eat a poor diet of simple carbohydrates (which is just about everyone in the US!) if you are predisposed. It runs in families. It can be treated by diet and if needed, medications and/or insulin.
I recall the same dismay.
I have TD2. I have made dietary adjustments and have been able to ward off medications that could affect my gut. You really can lose that sweet tooth!
Here is a link to Blood Sugar 101. The author is NOT a doctor, but is good at investigating research. It is a highly regarded website. She sells a small book, but it contains exactly the same information. I bought one for my Uncle who is not on the internet (imagine that!). Learn about “eating to your meter”. What affects one diabetic may not affect another in terms of elevating blood sugar. Managing your blood sugar will help prevent all those diabetic complications. Jenny’s Site also references some very well-respective books written my medical doctors who live with diabetes. It is a good place to start. Like this site, it helps me stick to my gluten-free and Lowere carb diet (you need to determine what works for you personally and I can not stress that enough).
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