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Diabetes and Gluten-Free Living

Diabetic patients who have a gluten-free lifestyle have observed a remarkable drop in their blood sugar levels (BSL). Adhering to a gluten free diet and having a regular dose of workout will help make your BSL lower, create more energy, plus a healthier outlook in life.

First off, you must be aware about gluten. Gluten is described as the protein found in wheat and other related grains. Such gluten protein may not be digested by people who suffer from this specific illness called Celiac disease.

Medical professionals made this diet program so as to be of help to myriads of people suffering from Celiac disease, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Diabetes, as well as Wheat Allergies. Looking for foods and recipes that don’t have wheat, barley, rye, among others, can be quite a challenge. Oats may not have gluten, but for the most part, they are processed in the factories in which wheat products are processed. Thus, when buying oats, make sure that you look for the gluten-free label.

Gluten can also be found in food additives that are used in stabilizing and thickening foods that are processed. Many alcoholic beverages have gluten, as well. Gluten free diet is a diet that cuts off gluten cold turkey. It is committed to being free of any whole grain and anything produced with grains.

Majority of people on gluten restricted diets know for a fact that gluten free living is no joke. You must be fully committed and religious to it.

For those plagued with diabetes, restriction of the amount of gluten they eat will allow to have better control over diabetes. With this control of the levels in the blood sugar, those individuals will be able to lessen a lot of diabetes medications.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - June 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm

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How many days does the Celiac blood work results take to come back?

Question by Olivia White: How many days does the Celiac blood work results take to come back?
I got 3 viles taken today. How many days/weeks will the results take?

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Answer by formerly_bob
It depends on the lab. Most labs take samples in the morning and process them the same afternoon. The doc might already have the lab report. The time delay is usually due to the doc needing to schedule some time to look over your lab results and then schedule another time slot to get back with you.

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Posted by GlutenFree - March 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

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I have a question about gluten allergies?

Question by Michelle Mendez: I have a question about gluten allergies?
If you suspect that you have a gluten intolerance should you either see a gastroenterologist, get a celiacs blood test or do both just to be on the safe side?

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Answer by Lily
I have been diagnosed with celiacs for about 8 years now. When I got tested, it wasn’t as known, so my blood test came back negative and I had to get a biopsy! Now, the blood tests are much more accurate and easier to get than an appointment with a gastroenterologist. I would definitely go for the blood test. If you choose that, it’s important to keep eating food with gluten in it, as you normally would, or the blood test will come back negative (no way of telling if no gluten in blood).

Don’t worry, eating gluten-free isn’t bad at all and is even recommended by nutrionists! 🙂

All the best!

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Posted by GlutenFree - February 21, 2013 at 2:20 am

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Blood work results… scared. Celiac Disease?

Question by Ocean: Blood work results… scared. Celiac Disease?
I am kind of worrying. What does it mean when my deamidated gliadin Abs (celiac disease) IgG is high, my platelets are high, Eos is high, Eos (absolute), my triglycerides are high, HDL cholesterol is low and VLDL cholesterol Cal is high. Help what does this all mean?

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Answer by Anama
Elevated IgG is associated with celiac disease (meaning, you may be positive for celiac)
high platelet count could be due to any number of things such as anemia, you probably got this as part of a CBC, Anemia is common in people with uncontrolled celiac disease.
Eos- go here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/…

the rest you can find here:
http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/

Your doctor should have explained the results to you and what needs to be done (or not).
If not, please give your doctor’s office a call in the morning and let them know you have questions about your lab test results. And don’t be worried or scared, there is nothing to be afraid of here.

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Posted by GlutenFree - December 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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Q&A: Can Celiac Disease cause blood in the stool?

Question by Mike G: Can Celiac Disease cause blood in the stool?
I had a physical exam about 6 years ago that included 3 stool samples. Analysis indicated blood in all 3 samples though not visible to the naked eye. A colonoscopy did not indicate anything unusual and I was told not to worry about it. Last year one of my physicians suspects that I have Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder characterized by a food protein (gluten) that when ingested damages the inner lining of the small intestines. I wonder if that could be the source of minute amounts of blood loss in my stools? Anyone with a similar scenario or familiar with this?

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Answer by biogal
Many things can cause blood in the stool. Celiac disease is one of them. Five years ago one of my three stool samples was questionable for blood. I was also anemic and had digestive problems for many years. The doctor sent me for an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy. Everything looked fine, so they did not take any biopsies to check for celiac. I did not know about celiac disease then, and no one suggested that this could be the problem. Three years later I developed Dermatitis Herpetiformis (blistery rash) and was diagnosed with Celiac with a duodenal biopsy and blood tests. I believe the blood in the stool comes from the inflammation in the intestines due to the autoimmune reaction against the gluten.

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

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If a blood test shows I don’t have celiac disease, then do I 100% for sure not have it?

Question by Jake G: If a blood test shows I don’t have celiac disease, then do I 100% for sure not have it?
If I get tested for celiac disease and the results show I don’t have it, I heard I could still be allergic to gluten.
Is this true?
Sounds dumb… I mean if I don’t have it, then I don’t have it.

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Answer by Nah Z
SOME people can have false negatives on the blood test. If you have significant gastro symptoms, your doctor can insert a camera into your belly to see if the disease is present or not, or to try and find out some other cause for your symptoms. Talk to your doctor about if this is appropriate.

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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Cooking Grains: Quinoa

Michelle instructs how to cook Quinoa, a gluten free grain that helps balance blood sugar and is an excellent source of protein. Watch and learn tips from the experts on how they cook. Grab the chance to see this video and understand the things you needed to know especially Quinoa. Also she will tell you what you have to do step by step in a very easy way. Enjoy this video and hope you like it!

Quinoa cooks quickly, helps to balance blood sugar, is an excellent source of protein, and is gluten free!

Rinse, then toast for 3 minutes in a pan to bring out the nutty flavor of the quinoa.  Add vegetable or chicken broth to the quinoa in the pan.  Stir and cover, letting it simmer until water is absorbed.

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