diabetes and Celiac

mnlegs
By mnlegs Latest Reply 2010-03-25 08:52:05 -0500
Started 2010-03-10 09:52:00 -0600

I was diagnosed with Celiac Sprue in 2003 and just about 2 months ago with type II dia, It;s funny, one would think that one restrcitive diet would be enough for one person but oh no, someone upstairs must think I needed more crap to deal with.


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-03-25 08:52:05 -0500 Report

According to the American Diabetes Association you are about 1 out of 250 Type 2's that suffer from Celiac as well. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/mens-health/serious-health-implications/celiac-disease.html
So, while less common, it is not unheard of. Everything for us revolves around diet. Sometimes I think it is a cruel hoax. Now you want to keep your kidneys healthy, because that can cause even more restrictions in your proteins. So if your doctor is talking to you about preventive care there, take them up on it.

Crashnot
Crashnot 2010-03-10 15:41:24 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed with Celiac in November 2009 and type 1 in 1968. Turns out they go hand-in-hand. Both are immune disorders and type 1s have a higher chance of getting CD. Haven't seen reports on type 2, but it would make sense too I guess.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-03-10 10:22:29 -0600 Report

Type 1 and celiac disease are quite closely related, it's estimated 1 in 20 type 1's have both. Type 2 is not thought to be more of a risk factor so maybe you are one of the unlucky ones who just happens to have both. It might not lead to anything but it might be interesting/worthwhile seeing if you have type 1 rather than type 2.

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-03-10 10:13:49 -0600 Report

One thing I have observed is that most gluten free carb foods contain grains that often make your blood sugar spike more than gluten-containing carbs (potato, rice, corn for example) and they are therefore typically lower in fiber which encourages higher blood sugar spikes.

mnlegs
mnlegs 2010-03-10 10:01:28 -0600 Report

I order special food for my wheat intolerance, so I do eat some carbs that way but I find it sooooooooooo hard to say no to potatoes and rice since they are still things I could eat as a celiac. Where I go to see my doctor they do not believe in giving out monitors if you are Metformin, because with metformin you can never have a low. I have talked to others who have the machine and keep telling me I need to get one. I can't afford to pay for the machine and the strips at the price they are at now. I spend extra money on my special food just so I can enjoy the simple foods in life like evryone else.

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