gluten free,dairy free diet along with being a diabetic

By sailorsmom Latest Reply 2011-05-13 03:00:02 -0500
Started 2011-05-09 20:13:49 -0500

I have type 1 diabetes. My doctor well actually nutritionist advised me to eat a gluten free, dairy free diet.

anyone else have this

30 replies

edvel54 2011-05-12 22:57:42 -0500 Report

I don't have that, butI do know what you are going thru..can't have this or even that.
I am on warfarin,,so that eliminates a lot of green veggies and some fruits. I also have kidney problems..on a low protein diet..meats, nuts,,beans,soy. Most foods a diabetic should have.

roshy 2011-05-11 15:26:11 -0500 Report

have you ever been smacked in the face with a wet fish??? well i have twice, once when i was told i have diabetes, and then a second time when i was told im celiac!!!

when all the friends or family are having a party they direct the guests to the table full of food, pizza, pretzels, chips, dip, cakes, jellies and of course the fridge full of booze!!!!

and then im directed to the feckin fruit bowl!!

nice one!!

sc1boy 2011-05-11 22:27:38 -0500 Report

yea understand what youu mean I have been a celiac patient for over thenty years and when I was in my late teens to early twentys I was tlold that I had something totally different and that is what affected my celia how fun right lol. Have you looked into the gluten free sites.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-11 15:16:40 -0500 Report

You see you all laugh at me a month ago when I said we should all go on a rock diet. No carbs, glutin free, no dairy, no calories, no teeth (after about 3 meals)
Lots of variety available. Limitless quantities, no cost, low sodium, and lots of minerals! Next time when the "Voice of Wisdom" speaks from WV, you will take my advice to heart, instead of making fun of me on the other end of the computer line! I can see my businees growing. "Welcome to the Hard Rock Restaurant" "Our special tonight is a fine shale filet with a side of shale, and a heaping helping of granite for desert"

sc1boy 2011-05-10 20:32:10 -0500 Report

Hi so why did they say to go gluten free and what have you done for that. There are many companys out there that are gluten free that have bread and pizza crust. Here is one company and then there is the I hope that these will help. I have been gluten free for quite a few years and it really hasn'tlowered my bg's.

melcoujes 2011-05-09 22:56:21 -0500 Report

I recieved the same recommendation from my doctor. A vegan diet has been shown to reduce daily blood sugars and A1C numbers. I can eat vegatarian most of the time but it is really hard to eat vegan. I enjoy my cheese too much!

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-13 02:54:00 -0500 Report

Their is a vegan cheese, vegan mayonase, vegan butter, vegan milk and ice cream. My niece is a hard core vegan.

dietcherry 2011-05-10 09:00:53 -0500 Report

So gluten is also given up when you go vegan?

melcoujes 2011-05-10 09:58:41 -0500 Report

I am not 100% positive that gluten is given up too. From the books I read, the vegan diet consists of legumes, fruit , and vegatables. Maybe I need to conduct more research!

dietcherry 2011-05-10 10:11:21 -0500 Report

So if grains arent included then I gues it would be gluten-free! I wish I could be vegan but that just aint happenin! lol

Dev 2011-05-11 18:33:34 -0500 Report

Vegan diet is about not consuming or using animal products. It has nothing to do with grains. On the contrary, many vegan products that imitate meat use gluten as a filler, texturizer etc.

I am not sure if Vegan diet has effect on blood sugars. There are a lot of veggies and fruits and grains that are carb heavy. for example eating a breakfast of a bowl of fruits including a banana will be considered vegan but it will shoot your BG.
A specific kind of vegan diet might have effect. Not any vegan diet

sailorsmom 2011-05-09 20:36:11 -0500 Report

I dont have any known food allergies. I started this gluten free dairy free diet about 10 days ago. My sugars will drop in the 30's about 1hr post meal. I have to flucuate my insulin. My stomach and bathroom trips have seem to go down quite a bit thank goodness. I could not stand always going to the bathroom after eating. I would like to see what other food ideas are out there. I am beginning to feel like a rabbit lol.

dietcherry 2011-05-09 21:05:12 -0500 Report

What was the reason the nutritionist advised you to eat this particular diet? It is an extremely healthy way to eat but rather restrictive since you dont have any food allergies. Carb-counting is really what we are taught to do and it is very effective!

dietcherry 2011-05-09 20:20:13 -0500 Report

Hello! I am T1 too and Ive been diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Im not completely off of it yet because my diet is already so self-restricted that there wont be much left for me to eat! haha My Dr. did say once Im completely off of it, then sometimes you can introduce some items back in and see how your body reacts. I havent any problem with dairy. Are you allergic?

hoplessly devoted
hoplessly devoted 2011-05-09 20:26:11 -0500 Report

I am sorry to here that your dr. is being good to you bye watching your health like he should but as we both know who is the one to look to for our cravings of our favorit foods that is the high power.

dietcherry 2011-05-09 21:00:35 -0500 Report

Huh? :)

roshy 2011-05-10 17:37:09 -0500 Report

im also type one and dx celiac last october!! well i thought the diabetes was hard but eating a completely gluten free diet is just basicly impossible!! you have to be careful with everything, including using the same butter as other non celiacs, using the toaster, you have to be careful and wipe down all the counters and watch what pots and cultery you use!! its soooo restricting!! esp since i was so used to eating a sambo for lunch !! (the gluten free bread is really crappy i, havent had a sambo in 7 months!!) And then going out to eat in a resturant is soofrustrating! half the time the people havent a clue when you say 'no gluten' and then theyl look at you as if your being really fussy!

i have to say, life was so much easier when it was just me and my needles!! the two conditions are just too intensive!

(rant over!!!)

dietcherry 2011-05-10 18:42:22 -0500 Report

lololol I love it! Rant on! I feel your pain-Im right there with you! I dont eat refined sugar at all and it is disappointing to see so many G-F products have sugar in them. Im taking baby steps getting off the gluten cause I really need a transitional period instead of cold gobbledy-goose as you would say! lol Thank goodness I live alone cause youre freaking me out talking about sharing pots and cutlery and getting contaminated! I saw on TV that it is much easier to get GF food in Europe than it is here-do you find that to be true? And what in the world is a sambo??

roshy 2011-05-10 18:52:02 -0500 Report

Well the goverment acually give an allowance for diagnosed celiacs; products such as bread, pasts and crackers. But they are very high in carbs and will have a dramatic effect on your bs!! But your right, gluten free products are available in the majority of super markets in Ireland in anyways!! suposably 1 in every 3 irish people is celiac!! you can get nice gluten free curry sauces, biscuits, cakes, pretzels(my favourite) but they are more expensive and sadly all the nice yummy food is not accounted for by the goverment!! but when it comes to resturants you can find yourself fighting a loosing battle when it comes to ordering, the other day my friends tucked into a toffee chocolate cake dessert and all i asked for was a simple fruit cocktail and the waiter simply said no!! after me explaining i was celiac!! ( well theres another rant) but come on now how hard is a feckn fruit cocktail!!!!!????

and to answer your last question a sambo is a simple term used for sandwich!!!!

dietcherry 2011-05-10 20:17:22 -0500 Report

Ha! Well that explains that-Im half Irish! GF more expensive here too-ALOT more! A few restaurants now have the GF symbol beside dishes but what with the cross-contamination you brought up, who really knows if its GF or not. What do you mean when you say allowance? Your Govt gives all the celiac people vouchers of some sort?

roshy 2011-05-11 04:16:46 -0500 Report

as far as i know when you buy certain GF products you can get your money back on those products at the end of the year. You can also order them from the chemist and they will order in your supplies!!

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