I am an unemployed high school social studies teacher married to a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer living in Mobile, AL. I also have Type 1 diabetes, which is thought to have been brought on by undiagnosed Celiac Disease. I was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 32 after being sick my whole life and the next year I ended up in the hospital with a blood sugar of 980 despite my move to a gluten-free diet the year before. I am now on an insulin pump. I also have other health issues as a result of not absorbing nutrients properly while growing up. Despite all this, at age 40 I feel better than I have in years and only hope the trend of diagnosing people early instead of telling them it's "all in your head" continues.
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Hi! I just wanted to let you know that it is possible that you've had celiac disease for 30 years without knowing it. I was always sick and finally diagnosed at 32. At 33 I was hospitalized with Type 1 diabetes. I went to a Celiac conference a few years ago where they said the two diseases share a gene and about 5% of Celiac's get Diabetes. Also, I had osteopenia (pre osteoperosis) when I was first diagnosed with celiac disease 6 years ago, but now that I've been gluten free for so long my bones have built back up. Keep up the good work taking your supplements and remember ther
I've used the term "medically challenged" to describe myself for years. When I Google the term it seems to describe people with mental disabilities, but I think it describes my life perfectly. I've been sick since I can remember. When I was very young I would be so starving I would beg my mom to order me a lot of different foods and she would say, "Are you sure you want to eat all that?". Yes, yes I did want to eat all that even though I was so skinny people continuously commented on my size. But, I would take one bite of the food I wanted so badly and immediately feel nauseous. Extreme nausea