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Once I’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease and have begun a gluten-free diet, will it prevent other autoimmune disease, such as diabetes?

In the vast majority of patients who have both diseases, Type 1 Diabetes is diagnosed before celiac disease. Unfortunately, if celiac disease is diagnosed first and a gluten-free diet is started it won’t prevent the possible development of Type 1 Diabetes. While about 10% of Type 1 Diabetics have celiac disease, only about 3-5% of… Read more »

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What nutrient deficiencies might I experience on a gluten-free diet?

Deficiency is variable depending on what you’re consuming. Many whole foods (like rice, potatoes & corn) are naturally gluten-free, but low in nutritional benefit. A large percentage of B vitamin intake comes traditionally from enriched breads and cereals. However, gluten-free breads and cereals are often not enriched. A dietitian experienced with gluten-free diets should evaluate… Read more »

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Is a gluten-free diet similar to a diabetic diet?

A gluten-free diet is very different than a diabetic diet. However, they’re both diets in which it’s important to understand the types of carbohydrates consumed. A gluten-free diet eliminates all wheat, rye and barley proteins to ensure adequate healing of the intestine. Gluten-free dieters should consume alternative carbohydrates such as quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and brown… Read more »

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I’ve been on a gluten-free diet and I’ve gained weight. Why?

Some people with celiac disease experience weight gain once on a gluten-free diet because of an improved ability to absorb nutrients. Other factors may also contribute, such as high sugar and fat content in some gluten-free foods, a lack of portion control or a focus on processed gluten-free foods instead of those that are naturally… Read more »

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