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  1. I take 500mg of Metformin a day, which I consider cheating, to be honest… but, it lets me eat carbs and, because of the vagaries of the NHS, taking diabetes medication means I don't have to pay an admin charge to get any of my prescription drugs. Plus, metformin is just generally a useful drug. ...
  2. I'm also glad that going gluten-free doesn't seem to have messed up my diabetes control too much — was worried because I sometimes use gluten-free bread and pasta substitutes and they're not at all ideal for a type 2. I'd really quite like my doctor or my diabetes nurse to give me a "well done",...
  3. It can be interesting cooking for the six of us together, though… there's me (gluten free, low sugar, low tyramine), two mostly-gluten-free people, a couple who don't have dairy, one on FODMAPS-but-with-some-stuff-reintroduced, a vegetarian or two, and one who keeps halal. Some of these are the s...
  4. A DEXA scan is a standard part of the post-diagnosis pathway here (for adults, at least — I don't know anything about the process for children), along with various blood tests and dietitian appointments. I assume it's all fairly evidence-based; the clinic's lead clinician sits on the research strategy b...
  5. Thanks — I haven't had my DEXA scan yet as they do it 12 months post-dx at my hospital. But I can't see there being any major issues (fingers crossed); my deficiencies (vit D and iron) were so slight they apparently wouldn't have treated them if it weren't for the coeliac disease. I have limited t...
  6. So I've been gluten-free for about eight or nine months now. And it's starting to really annoy me that any time I take even the slightest, tiniest risk, like having a cappuccino while I'm out, I'm struck down with apocalyptic diarrhoea the next morning. I was bloody fine with gluten before. Going...
  7. That's interesting… I probably am eating more of that than I was. We did already use xanthan gum in the kitchen, in lower-carb breadmaking, and it's in a few things I used to eat, but the quantities will be higher now. Happily, for the last couple of days I haven't had the gut cramps — maybe the...
  8. The nice thing about travelling in the EU is the harmonised allergy labelling, as all countries are required to have allergens (including gluten-containing ingredients) emphasised in ingredients lists.
  9. Am guessing that's a phone/brain autocorrect from Costa, and yes, they do! I can't have the brownies because of the sugar, but have clocked the wrap 😁 Sadly that motorway services had a Starbucks, and their gluten free sandwich option is a ham and cheese panini, and besides not liking cheese, I ...
  10. I had plenty of food with me because I was en route to the ferry to go abroad (millions of nut bars, some shelf-stable bean salads, crisps, gluten-free instant porridge, and suchlike) but I didn't want to break into it unless I had to, cause I've got to go two weeks in a place I don't know. It's...
  11. It's more that I feel like it's weird that my body can have a violent response to minuscule amounts of a perfectly innocuous staple foodstuff that my ancestors have been eating for thousands of years 😂😡😂 Yes, I chucked out my old soy sauce and bought a gluten free one. Some soy sauces are wors...
  12. Hi gluten-free, thanks for posting! Glad to hear it's not just me — well, I'm not glad that you had pain, but hopefully you know what I mean. I try to avoid excessive carbs and eat a generally low-sugar diet because of my diabetes (and seem to be doing a reasonable job of it; my HbA1c is firmly i...
  13. Thanks! And thank you for the list of possibilities. I'm pretty sure I don't have food poisoning; I have none of the usual symptoms (as far as I know — I've never had food poisoning, but I'm told it tends to involve feeling/being sick and/or having the runs). I think you're in the US… food poi...
  14. I've been trying to eat gluten-free for about a month now, and have gone from being more or less asymptomatic before the diet change (except for constipation) to, for the past week, being permanently knackered and having intense gut spasms several times a day. It feels like the old "spastic colon...
  15. I love the idea of those iron patches! It looks like I'd need 14 patches a day to get the dose I'm meant to have, though 😂 Maybe when I'm up to the right level it would be enough to sustain it. I hate that I have to take so many damn tablets. Am planning to get vitamin C at some point to help wi...