E-mails to Christine (GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director)
Christine is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
E-mail your questions to Christine at: nutrition@GlucoMenu.com
Q. Should I be eating gluten free products? How do I know if I am allergic to a food item?
A. There is no reason to eliminate gluten unless you have an allergy or
intolerance to it. Some research shows that those with type 1 diabetes
are at greater risk for Celiac disease.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the lining of the
small intestine is damaged. Gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley,
and a few other grains) triggers this.
Symptoms of Celiac disease may include abdominal cramping, diarrhea,
fatigue, anemia, and weight loss.
Celiac disease is different from a gluten allergy.
Prior to eliminating gluten in your diet, discuss your concerns with
your doctor. Ask your doctor about being tested for Celiac disease and
also ask about whether you should be tested for a gluten allergy.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
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