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  1. Denise
    Denise September 13, 2011 at 7:15 am | | Reply

    Have you found that food allergies have a greater restriction on your diet, and social eating situations, than diabetes? Both my children have peanut allergy and my daughter has diabetes. I find that the peanut allergy is more of a presence and a worry in soical situations like playdates and parties than the diabetes.

  2. Sysy
    Sysy September 13, 2011 at 10:33 am | | Reply

    Wow, what timing! I go to the allergist tomorrow to be tested for this because my symptoms are very worrisome. So we’ll see. Thanks for the info. I appreciate the comment by @Denise above because I find that my daughter’s peanut and egg allergies do create a surprising number of restrictions and limitations in social situations. It’s actually rather heartbreaking to discover. And there is an equal amount of misinformation and ignorance that results in a lot of children and adults feeling hurt and ignored and rejected because of severe food allergies. So I urge everyone to learn just a tad about celiac because it’s a real problem for people, not a make believe one, and awareness creates compassion. Which is something we all want.

  3. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell September 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm | | Reply

    I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but I do believe in keeping each other informed. I see today that Diabetes Care is about to publish a paper High Prevalence of Microvascular Complications in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes and Newly Diagnosed Celiac Disease. Despite it’s title, the abstract appears to be mostly good news for well controlled folks with long standing T1 who develop Celiac.

  4. Sarah
    Sarah September 19, 2011 at 1:28 am | | Reply

    Just wanted to inform people that Celiac is an autoimmune disease (like T1DM) NOT a “severe wheat allergy”. A wheat allergy is an IgE mediated immune response that can be immediately fatal. Symptoms can range from hives and swelling to trouble breathing to full out anaphylaxis. Although autoimmune disease and allergy CAN occur in the same person (like moi), it has been said that those with autoimmunity typically have LESS tendancy to allergic disease. The link between the autoimmune diseases T1DM and Celiac (as well as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) is clear and has been known for some time. I have Celiac PLUS life threatening food allergies, and while eating out is off the list forever (took some time to accept that, fact is that it’s just too hard to try and stay safe), I do make some really yummy dishes at home. If you know how to cook, you can pretty much make anything modified. Bonus is that you know what’s in it, and it’s usually a million times healthier. It’s true, GF “junk food” does taste disgusting 99% of the time, but really, no one should be eating that anyway. Once you stop eating the processed foods, you realize how good it is to eat healthy clean foods the way nature intended them to be. Some cultures RARELY if ever, consume any gluten in their normal diet. Many Asian and Mexican cultures are just one example. Many Indian and Middle Eastern dishes are another example. My curry chicken is phenomenal. Now that I make wonderful dishes at home, I almost never miss eating out (and I used to be a foodie prior to my adult onset case of Celiac and adult onset anaphylaxis food allergies).

  5. Rod Griffiths
    Rod Griffiths September 25, 2011 at 2:21 am | | Reply

    You might like to look at my wife’s blog. She can’t eat Gluten and has been dedicating herself to making good tasting gluten free food faor a number of years. The blog has a lot of recipes and general experience, mostly in the UK.
    It all started from the question “Why are there no gluten free treats, where is the bliss?”
    The link is http://blissglutenfree.blogspot.com

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