Diabetes, fatigue, infertility linked to Celiac


#1

I have not been tested but symptomatically fit the profile for Celiac disease. A gluten free diet is very difficult to stick with,but I believe my Type 2 diabetes is caused by it and worsened by wheat, so am trying to get back on the GF diet.


#2

Fanci, Please feel free if you have any specific questions. I have been on the diet for three years, not so long, but long enough. It helps that I have a background in food. Ask any time.


#3

Oh NO! I had no idea about the sorbitol. Toothpaste? Yikes. I don’t know if I can live without chewing gum.
Yesterday was so sad, in a way. It was my birthday, and even though I’m 38 I reall missed having chocolate cake and candles. My kids are disappointed, and keep asking when we are going to have cake!


#4

Fanci, You are not as limited as you might think! I just made a wonderful German Chocolate Cake for a ROCK (Raising Our Celiac Kids) meeting. There were kids there that hadn’t had cake since their diagnosis. The cake I used was the Gluten Free Pantry’s. I made my own filling, byt the cake itself was from a box!! Please, ask away, I am here for you! By the way, most tooth pastes in the US are OK. If you are still worried, look for Tom’s of Maines.


#5

You don’t have to feel deprieved eating gluten free! I found the best bread yet , brown rice or white rice bread made by Energy-X, just toastv a bit and it’s the next best thing for sandwiches and stuff. I take it with me to restaurants and eat my sandwiches or a hamburger on it, it’s reall very good. There is also a awesome brownie package mix made by Pamela’s Cupboard, you can find these things at Henry’s if you have a Henry’s , Whole Foods, Mother’s market or order online. Alot of the quick bread mixes online are pretty good too!!


#6

Shopbydiet is a great on-line resource. They have tons of good stuff. I have read that most, if not all, of the toothpastes made in the US are gluten-free. If you want to be extra carefull, get Thom’s of Maine. There are plenty of vitamins and what-not out there, I can’t remember the names off-hand but I think Celiac.com is a good place to start your search. If you have a good health food store nearby, ask them for help. Chances are, they have something.


#7

I feel horribly guilty because my 7 year old son has now become the family guinea pig. I have not been tested for celiac, but since he has similar symptoms I mentioned to his dr today. The doctor ordered labs to test for the celiac antibodies. If he doesn’t have celiac, I’m going to feel even worse. I should have been the one to be tested first.


#8

hiya all, i hav found lots of interestin stuff reading threw did u mean that celiac cant hav certain toothpaste jst that am reali nt up to speed wot i can and cant have yet got diagnosed wiv celiac wen i was 19 and am 20 nowand does any1 know if we can hav any gum


#9

Fanci- I wouldn’t feel so badly if I were you (easier said than done). The testing isn’t tough to go through. It doesn’t much matter if he has it or not, what matters is that you’ll KNOW.


#10

I appreciate the encouragement. I’m still waiting for the lab results. I’ll let you know when they return.

I"m thinking about doing a cookbook for celiac disease. Any favorite recipes you’d like to share? I’ll give credit in the acknowledgements of course.


#11

Danielle- Hey there. I have been GF for almost 4yrs now and I certainly don’t know everything. That was the first I’d heard about gum, but it makes some sense (given what I know about stamps and what-not). On the other hand, gum has never (that I can recall) set off my symptoms and I am VERY sensitive. But when it’s all said and done, symptoms or no, if something isn’t GF it WILL cause damage.


#12

oh thanks for that fxstone, i wont b havin gum again


#13

dnt hav any recipes reli but let me know wen u dun it cos that great


#14

Fanci- I’ll do my best to get a few to you. I am a chef myself and am working to open a GF bakery/cafe. For a few other ideas, look up ROCK. The meeting I attended was a pot-luck and recipes had to be provided… they were then posted on the website. Good Luck.


#15

Danielle- no problem. When in doubt, go without… sort of a good motto.