Gluten Allergy Causes Type 1 Diabetes

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Gluten Allergy, Gluten Hypersensitivity and Celiac Disease: Are They All the Same?

"Doc I think I am allergic to gluten. I stopped eating wheat and dairy products last month. Now I feel much better. Can you test me to gluten?"

 

More than a few times a year a patient or parent asks about gluten allergy and whether I can do skin testing to diagnose it. Actually, "gluten allergy" is a misnomer (the wrong name for this disorder).

 

Gluten hypersensitivity is an auto-immune disease that results from eating foods that contain wheat, rye barley and in some cases, oat. People...

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