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[IP] Gluten free foods



For those who also have Celiac Sprue:  Write, fax, or call the Celiac Sprue
Association/USA, Inc.  P.O. box 31700, Omaha, NE 68131-0700,
Tel:402/558-0600, FAX: 402/558-1347 to get a Commercial Products Listing of
commercially prepared foods that are GF.  Boston and Portland, ME have
Celiac Support Groups that share information...try to find one locally.
Dietary Specialties (1-888-MENU123) sells prepared foods that are GF.  Call
for their catalogue...especially recommend the pizza, lasagne, and
poundcake.... Good luck!
----- Original Message -----
From: Lydia Mann <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2000 5:42 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: celiac and diabetes


> In response to the question from Joan about correlation between diabetes
and
> celiac sprue:
> Diabetes and Celiac Sprue are both auto-immune diseases. When I was first
> diagnosed with CS, it was believed to be 1) rare, 2) more prevalent among
> diabetics, 3) likely to occur in children, perhaps to be outgrown, similar
> to lactose-intolerance. Now, estimates suggest as many as 1 in 700 to
1,000
> have it, significantly more common than type 1 DM, and never to be
outgrown.
> Personally, I have a hard time with the gluten-free carb substitutes. I am
> pretty sensitive to a load of carbohydrates, both immediately (higher bgs
> for up to 24 hours) and long-term - weight-gain. I use rice, a bit of corn
> (though I have absorption problems with kernals so use polenta and corn
> meal, and some beans.
> Good luck.
> Lydia
>
>
> >>      I am a celiac sprue sufferer also.  I have often wondered how many
> >> diabetics have a reaction to gluten.  I read a study saying there is a
> >> correlation between diabetes and gluten intolerance.  I have been aware
> of
> >my
> >> allergy for about 20 years, but I did ignore the symptoms for many
years
> >till
> >> I had a crisis of symptoms.  Now I try to eat free of gluten, but it is
> >> difficult.  Gluten is hidden in so many foods.
> >>      Joan
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