Food Question

By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2013-07-25 14:45:57 -0500
Started 2013-07-22 09:32:41 -0500

Is it common for a Type 2 Diabetic to reject some foods? I am already allergic to citrus acid, and now I think I might be allergic to shellfish.

Also, if you're allergic to shellfish, can I still eat shrimp flavoured ramen noodles? I don't eat beef or chicken, because I'm a vegetarian.

5 replies

Nyu-chan 2013-07-25 14:45:57 -0500 Report

So, I went to a Chinese place to eat, and I tested myself by eating shrimp. Turns out that I'm not allergic to shellfish, because I didn't react. But I just thought I would ask.

peggy1255 2013-07-25 12:16:06 -0500 Report

I too have developed an allergy to shellfish , but I think this is something that comes with getting older, I have other foods that I just loved such as spicy , spicy don't like me anymore even though I love the spicy ,I think it's just yummy:) but the shellfish will make me vomit, that's more then an age thing i think it's got to be allergies:(

Harlen 2013-07-22 20:37:08 -0500 Report

For me every 5 to 7 years it changes there was a time if I ate any type of berry I would get sick now I can eat them other things I can't eat now ?????????

Nick1962 2013-07-22 18:58:06 -0500 Report

I’ve never come across diabetes as being a cause of developing a food allergy or sensitivity.
Food allergies and food intolerances usually crop up as we get older. As a kid I could eat strawberries, but now I’m deathly allergic to them to the point of needing an EpiPen prescription.

There is a big difference between food allergy and food intolerance. An allergy is something that will make you break out in hives, get puffy eyes, an itchy rash, have trouble breathing, or even anaphylaxis. If you’re allergic to shellfish, this would happen. Depending on how severe your allergy is, even just flavoring will set it off. I can’t eat anything even artificially flavored with strawberry or raspberry. Usually people with shellfish allergies find out in the hospital they’ve been taken to after eating it.

A food intolerance is just sensitivity to certain things your body just doesn’t process. Like being lactose intolerant – milk products might give you stomach problems, but you’re not allergic to milk and can have it in small doses. Gluten intolerance is the same thing but with wheat.

It wouldn’t hurt to see an allergist and get a simple test to find out. The test is just a few pin-pricks on your skin.

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