FROM OUR EXPERTS
Reprinted with permission of Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine .
Back in 2003, when I was diagnosed, nobody seemed to know anything
much about the connection between Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease.
Or at least it wasn't mainstream, certainly not for my doctors at the
time. Celiac is of course an intolerance to gluten ,
a composite of proteins contained in wheat, rye and barley. Having it
therefore means eating no foods that contain those grains. Picture that !
my point was that suddenly, I seem to see the topic of diabetes &
celiac popping up all over. I was amazed to find an article in this
month's edition of Diabetes Forecast , called "A Tricky
Diagnosis: Why You Should Learn About Celiac Disease" that explains the
classic and atypical versions of this disorder:
* Classic = nasty gastrointestinal (GI) problems when you eat gluten
* Atypical = mild or no GI symptoms, but a skin rash (dermatitis
herpatiformis - yikes) that can appear on your face, elbow...
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