Is A Gluten Free Diet Good For Type 1 Diabetics?

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Living Gluten Free With Type 1 Diabetes

Today’s Dietitian Vol. 16 No. 1 P. 34 Celiac disease is common in patients with type 1 diabetes. Understand the genetic link between these conditions and ways to counsel clients and patients. A type 1 diabetes diagnosis demands major lifestyle changes that include dietary modifications, regular physical activity, and a strict medication regimen. A celiac disease diagnosis also requires significant lifestyle changes that involve eating a gluten-free diet. Each disease is tough to manage on its own, but if both are diagnosed, either simultaneously or years apart, life for clients and patients can become even more complicated. However, RDs can help clients manage their diabetes and celiac disease as they follow a healthful gluten-free lifestyle. Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that about 1% of the US population has celiac disease, while an estimated 10% of individuals who have type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease. Several studies have explored the possible connection between these two disorders. A 2002 study by Barera and colleagues published in Pediatrics investigated the prevalence of celiac disease in 274 children and adolesc Continue reading >>

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  1. Old Dog

    Meter & Test Strip: Control Solution

    Is the control solution really brand/type specific? Or can I can I use the same control solution on all glucose meters?

  2. Nan OH

    I honestly don't know, call a pharmacy and ask.

  3. Old Dog

    Originally Posted by Nan-OH
    I honestly don't know, call a pharmacy and ask. Thanks.
    I already went to a pharmacy in person, and asked if I could get a control solution that would work on both of the brands of glucose meters I have. Don't know for sure if the person I was talking to was a pharmacist or not; but he said he didn't know if control solutions were compatible with other brand of meters.

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