How Many of You are also Celiac or Gluten Intolerant?

By BrownCigar65 Latest Reply 2011-08-07 08:27:01 -0500
Started 2011-08-04 18:14:36 -0500

Many diabetics are also gluten intolerant.

6 replies

veggie1962 2011-08-06 09:17:26 -0500 Report

I think there is a common gene variant or protein involved in the development of both of these. I found after several years of diabetes (type 1), that I did not tolerate gluten containing foods very well. I did better on spelt products for several years but eventually those starting bothering me too. I had the blood tests for celiac and they were negative so I'm gluten intolerant. Fianlly cut all gluten out last Dec and G/I problems disappeared.

GabbyPA 2011-08-06 09:18:53 -0500 Report

I have purchased some spelt flour, but I don't know how to use it. Can I use it the same way as wheat flour?

veggie1962 2011-08-06 09:25:33 -0500 Report

I found that it worked relatively the same as wheat flour. You may just have to do a bit of experimenting to see what works and what doesn't. I do miss my spelt. The Vermont Bread Company has some great spelt bread and spelt english muffins. If you are interested in spelt products, go to Berlin Bakery online- they have a wide range of spelt products. Their spelt bread is to die for! It would smell like a bakery in the house whenever we would toast some of the bread.

GabbyPA 2011-08-07 08:27:01 -0500 Report

I make my own often and have some rye flour as well to use. I tried making almond flour bread, but it was a disaster. I need a different recipe and have found some. The problem may also be that I made my own almond flour. Maybe if I combined it with oat flour it might be less like eating a tree. LOL

GabbyPA 2011-08-05 07:25:50 -0500 Report

Apparently, it is not that uncommon. I have seen it come up many times in our discussions

I rather imagine there will be some connection between the two since the grains are often what the insulin resistant type 2 struggle with often. I know I do. The less wheat I eat, the better off I am.