diabetes & celiea

By sill1952 Latest Reply 2010-07-13 08:47:25 -0500
Started 2010-07-13 00:47:56 -0500

my grand daughter has diabetes & celiea , she eat gluten free but has lot of carb. or sugar what do you think

3 replies

GabbyPA 2010-07-13 08:47:25 -0500 Report

This is a double whammy that many people have to deal with. It does greatly reduce the foods that can be eaten, but again, it is a bend toward healthier choices. Not just doing without.

alanbossman 2010-07-13 08:08:02 -0500 Report

I agree with Elrond she needs to control her carb intake. And keep her diabetes in control. As Elrond explained uncontrolled carb intake is not a good thing. I know most people will say i dont feel any thing wrong with my body when they eat food with high carbs and continue to eat all the wrong things and dont worry about there diabetes. In the long run diabetes will rear its ugly head and most times it is to late to say i should have taken care of my diabetes alot sooner.

Elrond 2010-07-13 01:05:06 -0500 Report

If she's going to control her diabetes, she needs to control her carb intake. You don't mention if she's being treated for the diabetes or if she's type 1 or 2 but it's extremely important to control any type of diabetes. Sure, you can live quite a while with uncontrolled diabetes but the damage just keeps adding up. I'm a prime example of what happens when you ignore diabetes. I didn't pay attention to mine for a long time and it 'reminded' me with a stroke followed by a terrible heart attack. My feet are permanently numb, my eyes are going downhill, and my kidneys are in terrible shape. If she gets her diabetes under control early, she has a good chance of avoiding these problems. There are other long-time diabetics here who were smarter than I and they're in much better condition. Please help her make the correct decision.

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