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I was diagnosed with Celiac October of 2015. I was very unhappy when I received the initial diagnosis and spent a few months angry and frustrated as I adjusted to a gluten-free diet. I managed to change my diet and my attitude as I slowly became thankful that I had a disease that could be treated by just avoiding gluten. Fast forward to this week, I was diagnosed with Diabetes* (they think it's Type 2, but we're still testing to see if it's Type 1 or Type 2 or a hybrid) and I feel like I'm right back where I was when I first received my Celiac diagnosis in 2015, but worse, because now there's a whole universe of foods I have to be careful with (in addition to having to take medication with gross side effects, change my physical activity, and test my blood glucose levels). Many of the gluten-free substitutes I relied upon are now unacceptable (because of their high carb content) and items that used to be completely safe (fruit, vegetables) now have to be monitored and recorded. I'm frustrated and sad and feel like I'm back at square one. My initial internet searches for Celiac Diabetics haven't turned up much in terms of community. When I was first diagnosed with Celiac, these message boards were really helpful. I'm hoping to find other people who have the co-diagnoses and to learn how they coped and what recipes and products they rely on. *I received an initial Diabetes Type 2 diagnosis (based off one in-range A1C, which is not the standard for diagnosis, but the doctor had erred on the side of an early diagnosis to get me into the diabetes management classes) when I was diagnosed Celiac, but my A1Cs went back into normal range once I went on a gluten-free diet, so the diagnosis was rescinded (with the thinking that the insulin resistance was attributed to the cortisol and adrenaline of a gluten-eating Celiac).
Hello, i have just joined the forum and i have decided to start a gluten free diet. I have both psoriasis and type 2 diabetes, both diseases that fare well gluten free. I will see my doctor on the 27th and ask for his assistance. In the meantime i just google away hoping to find good information i can apply to my life. If you have any information you would recommend a "newbie" look at online or in book form i would appreciate any help that you could give. With everything else that i am dealing with, starting a gluten free diet does not look too easy for me. That said, i am tired of "not feeling well" so much, especially right after i eat, so making a good diet change does seem to be in order.
I had to get off Metformin after 5 years. It controlled my sugar; but, created diarrhea 37% of calendar days. Next on Januvia, I was able to tolerate the med relative to diarrhea; but, did not keep A1C in check. I am now considering Trulicity and would like to from others if it will significantly impact diarrhea issue again. It is listed as a side effect. I was diagnosed as Gluten Intolerant 31 years ago.
cahill posted a topic in Related Disorders & Celiac ResearchI was just ( today) diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was prescribed metformin, I have spent the afternoon reading up on metformin and how it works. And , of course , looking for an ingredients list . I am FREAKING OUT ,, just a bit ,,, actually I am going back and forth between crying and being angry . I dont meet with my " diabetes educator " until April 8th Any advice ( calming thoughts) would be appreciated . ** just a note to my body ,,, I have had enough. ,, I am at my limit