Type 1 Diabetes with another autoimmune disorder?

LindseyLou993
By LindseyLou993 Latest Reply 2011-12-03 19:40:48 -0600
Started 2011-11-26 21:42:49 -0600

Just wondering how many people out there have another autoimmune disorder with Type 1 Diabetes.

I am in the early stages of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I am not on medication yet, but I tested positive for antibodies and my thyroid has a "spongy" feel.


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Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-03 19:40:48 -0600 Report

I am gluten sensitive, though not yet at the celiac diagnosis. I've read that gluten sensitivity left untreated can also cause thyroid dysfunction, gall bladder issues, as well as progressing into celiac disease.

Not wanting anything to get worse, I went gluten free about three months ago. It was challenging, but I have felt soooo very much better that it was worth it. I transgressed last Wednesday and ate some chocolate covered pretzels a friend served me while we were playing cards. Oh, I regret it. I am definitely gluten sensitive and will not repeat that mistake!!!

If you have any unexplained digestive issues or gall bladder or thyroid issues, I would give it a try and see if it helps. It is an all or nothing choice. You can't be effective with it if you don't stop the gluten in all forms. If you do try it, be sure to add lots of fiber into your diet to take the place of the grains you would need to remove.

You will get tired of reading labels cause it is little short of amazing to realize all the food products that are currently contaminated with gluten. No wonder almost 30% of the US population has a diagnosed or unrecognized form of this disorder. It is in almost all canned or processed food.

roshy
roshy 2011-12-03 19:20:20 -0600 Report

i have caliec disease and apparently it is linked to type one!!not fun but bareable!!! i think you are better off knowing sooner rather then later!!

roshy
roshy 2011-12-03 19:20:18 -0600 Report

i have caliec disease and apparently it is linked to type one!!not fun but bareable!!! i think you are better off knowing sooner rather then later!!

roshy
roshy 2011-12-03 19:20:16 -0600 Report

i have caliec disease and apparently it is linked to type one!!not fun but bareable!!! i think you are better off knowing sooner rather then later!!

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-11-27 07:14:01 -0600 Report

I have several disorders. When I was told I had diabetes, I was informed by my health care individual that, expect to have at least another autoimmune disease.
I was told once you had an autoimmune disorder it was possible that in your life time you will get at least one more.

I have found a site that lists autoimmune disorders that are commonly found in women. Here is the site : http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publ...

Maybe this will help others out there in the community.

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