gluten and diabetes
By Latest Reply 2015-01-18 10:00:11 -0600
Started 2015-01-17 17:16:20 -0600

I had some gluten free bread,The sliced portions were small[it was a mini loaf] .,The bread also had minimal carbs and it tasted pretty good. Is gluten bad for diabetics, Does gluten free foods have a bunch of carbs or less.Im curious as im a type 2 diabetic. id appreciate some advice thanks

4 replies

RosalieM 2015-01-18 10:00:11 -0600 Report

It is not the gluten that affects most diabetic, but the grain that contains the gluten. Gluten free bakery is very unhealthy for you. It is very high in carbs. Gluten itself is a protein which doesn't raise blood sugar very much. Gluten is blamed for everything. Just not so. Grains themselves with or without gluten are inflammatory. Celiacs cannot eat gluten. People with messed up guts have trouble digesting it. It is not the gluten that is the problem, but their messed up gut.

kimfing 2015-01-18 07:01:09 -0600 Report

I don't do gluten free. I do whole grain. Sara lee has a bread that is 45 calories per slice and 9 carbs per and is yummy

jayabee52 2015-01-17 23:24:37 -0600 Report

Howdy Melody
It is said that gluten senstivity often is a co-morbitity with diabetes, especially with T 1. If one has sensitivity or even celiac disease gluten is not good for those who suffer from them. Otherwise gluten is ok to consume.

I have to check out whether this is true for me, but that once I stopped eating products made with grain, my osteo arthritis calmed down as did my diabetes. So I suspect that I may have some measure of gluten sensitivity.

God's best to you


RebDee 2015-01-17 17:26:26 -0600 Report

Due to my Diabetes 2, I went on a NO WHITE diet which eliminates bread, potatoes, noodles, and white rice. So I tried gluten free bread and liked it even if the slices of bread are miniscule. OK, so that means I will eat less. I even eat gluten free pizza. I think it is helpful to keeping down my BS.