Thank you so much. Any reply is helpful, especially if you're taking the time to hear me out and give me your thoughts. I mostly posted this because for so long I've been given the "it's bad for you" speech, and the "you need to take care of yourself" speech, always adding the part where they know "it's hard to be a diabetic with celiac disease and to be a teenager." I've always had to learn the hard way and with this situation, that will be death. So, I thought I'd come on here and try to get support and help from people who know FIRST hand. It's SO hard for me to not go to glutenous foods, they're SO tempting even though I know it's killing my body every time I eat that brownie or cookie. Do you have any suggestions?
Hi, My name is Madison. I'm 18 years old and I've been Type 1 diabetic since I was 12 months old. I was also diagnosed with Celiac disease when I was 12. I don't take very good care of my diabetes (I'm just plain lazy) and I don't follow my diet well at all. I go on gluten "binges" and just until recently I've been gaining a TON of weight. Every time I eat OR drink ANYTHING I feel completely bloated and I can't stop eating almost all day. I snack and snack and eat meals and then I'm still hungry. I desperately need help and it's really effecting everything in my life. I don't understand the weight gain because I've been doing this kind of thing for years and now it's affecting me? Honestly, how do I lose the weight easily? I've tried not eating very much, working out, and other bad things that go along with dieting and it's still not working. I'm always tired, and I can't concentrate. Things are getting bad, I need help. Anyone?