Diabes Type 2 and Gluten Free products

By dnt43 Latest Reply 2011-08-13 12:51:48 -0500
Started 2011-08-13 09:58:35 -0500

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 10 years ago and I do not have celiac disease. I can't get a clear answer as to whether it is good to combine gluten free products in my diet. One person touted the gluten free diet, while another said that gluten is protein, and I shouldn't stop eating it. Does anyone have any information on this.

8 replies

dietcherry 2011-08-13 12:31:22 -0500 Report

If you are allergic to gluten (celiac-sprue disease) or have a gluten sensitivity, then you would want to eliminate gltuen from your diet, as it damages and can even cause cancer in the small intestine of celiac sufferers such as myself.
Otherwise, some celebrities tout a gluten-free diet as an excellent weight-loss plan.

dnt43 2011-08-13 12:51:48 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for getting back to me. I wasn't sure if it was a good thing to eat it and if it caused my blood sugar to go up. Thanks again.

Richknowbody 2011-08-13 10:10:15 -0500 Report

I grind fresh wheat and Rye grain to make my whole grain bread. I use an electric mill and grind enough for a 30 day supply.
I need to add gluten to get the bread to rise the way I like it.
With out the gluten, it will rise a lot less and become to dense and less enjoyable to eat.

Richknowbody 2011-08-13 10:08:37 -0500 Report

You have Celia in your stomach and these are fine little hairs that stand up and move things along.
Celiacs disease causes these hairs to lay down flat and they stop doing their job of moving things along.

Richknowbody 2011-08-13 10:05:35 -0500 Report

Yes, I have checked out the gluten problem. I was with a dietitian and asked her this question point blank.
Her answer was: Has your doctor diagnosed you with ciliacs disease?
My answer was no.
She then said, then don't pay any attention to it.
I think it is 1% of the population that has a problem with gluten.

dnt43 2011-08-13 10:11:39 -0500 Report

Does this mean that it's ok to eat gluten free products and is there any benefit to it. Thanks so much for your quick response.

Richknowbody 2011-08-13 10:18:05 -0500 Report

Sure, you can eat gluten free products.
I mean, some people will die if they eat peanuts. But if you can eat them and choose not to, you won't die.

I think my whole wheat that I eat has a protein content of 18% which is higher than normal by 4% for wheat. I still add the gluten, and this raises the percentage, but I don't know by how much.

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