Anyone else out there have diabetes along with wheat/barley and rapeseed intolerance or allergy? I’m looking for some feedback on how these allergies/intolerances may alter glucose levels.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes July of last year with A1C at 14. I began carb counting, walking and taking Glipizide twice a day for 28 days and got an A1C of 10.7. At that point I discontinued the Glipizide and 90 days after the initial diagnosis got an A1C of 7.2. During that period I lost quite a bit of weight.
On October 14 I began an elimination diet which eliminated wheat, soy, dairy, eggs and peanuts. When I eliminated the wheat I also inadvertently eliminated all gluten. Two weeks later when I introduced wheat back into my diet I reacted so badly that there was no question I have at least an intolerance to wheat. The next week I swapped the corn oil I had been using during the elimination diet for canola oil, had another bad reaction, and discovered an intolerance/allergy to rapeseed/canola oil. A couple weeks later I inadvertently introduced barley back into my diet and had the same bad reaction. Which leaves me either allergic or intolerant to gluten and rapeseed/canola oil.
Here is the confusing part: Since I have eliminated gluten and rapeseed from my diet my glucose numbers are incredible even if I don’t eat the way I know I should - and I'm not really exercising much at all due to reactions from the allergens. My new A1C just came in at 6.2 and it covered a period where I picked up quite a bit of the weight I had lost previously, had not been walking due to reactions to the gluten/rapeseed, and had not always been eating the way I knew I should. This blood draw, similar to all the others, was taking while I was having reactions to the foods I just discovered I have an intolerance/allergy to. When I take my glucose prior to eating it’s coming in at mid 90s or below – frequently in the low 80s. After eating a full 45-60 carbs (or more if I cheat) it is coming in at only about 10 points higher than it was prior to my eating. Tonight, after a cup of corn flakes, a cup of whole milk, a banana, and 30 almonds it came in at 94 which was only 1 point higher than prior to eating. Anyone out there with any insights? I’d really like to see some research on this if it is out there.
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