Diabetes, Celiac disease and diets

By pidgeonhole Latest Reply 2011-10-15 21:56:48 -0500
Started 2011-10-11 20:30:30 -0500

Can anyone recommend any sources for gluten-free dietary needs and diabetes?

I'm newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, just 3 weeks ago. I've been on a gluten free diet due to Celiac disease since 2003. I also have another auto-immune disease, psoriatic arthritis. I know there are links between auto-immune disorders and diabetes, but I'm having difficulty finding sources on my celiac sites relating to diabetes and vice-versa.

It took me awhile to negotiate the conflicting info. on gluten-free dietary sites…and now that I'm totally used to my gluten-free diet, (my GI specialist refers to me for local celiac info) I am once again afraid to go to the grocery store, for fear I will purchase the wrong things and eat them. Help!

5 replies

SylviaWhite 2011-10-15 21:56:48 -0500 Report

And as far as incorporating diabetes and celiacs, follow the gluten-free but count the carbs and watch the fat.

SylviaWhite 2011-10-15 21:55:01 -0500 Report

There are some smartphone apps that you can scan the barcode and it will tell you if it's gluten free. Just do a search for them if you have a phone that does apps. Several of my celiac patients have told me they help.

Beata2 2011-10-11 21:32:08 -0500 Report

Hi. I'm pre-D and gluten intolerant. So I know a bit of what your going through. If it's processed low carb it has gluten. If it's processed gluten free it's way high in carbs and zilch in fiber. The only thing safe that I have found is to buy whole foods and prepare it myself. I do make large batches and freeze portions to heat up later.
It's a pain but I don't see nabisco making anything low carb, gluten free in my lifetime!
Hang in there, eating right makes me feel so much better it's worth the effort.
Good luck!

pidgeonhole 2011-10-11 22:11:14 -0500 Report

I know!
I learned that making gluten-free bread and other baked goods in your own kitchen is much less expensive and tastes so much better than most gluten-free products, which taste like cardboard or styrofoam.
However, "corn, rice & beans" became my mantra, and I began learning to cook more Mexican style main dishes. Now my physician is saying to eliminate the corn and rice (although brown rice is "OK") and I don't want to exist on beans alone.
I was thrilled to find "gluten-free" Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles at Walmart a few weeks ago, lol. Not that I make a habit of eating "kiddie" cereal, but it was a welcome change to Corn or Rice Chex. Now, they're off "the menu" due to sugar and carbs.