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Re: [IPk] Wheat

Hi John

Sasha has to go in for her biopsy for Coeliac on the 18th Oct.  I hope that
if she has coeliac that it will make an improvements in her bg too. But
maybe that's hoping for too much.  I would quite like something good to come
out of it.  She will certainly miss eating normal bread.  Cornflakes and
rice crispies are suitable for a gf diet unless one has a very severe
intolerance and then you might have to avoid them because they contain small
amounts of malt which some people with coeliac can't tolerate.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Neale" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 08 October 2001 11:18
Subject: [IPk] Wheat

> I've just made a really weird discovery... a week ago I cut wheat out of
> diet. This was after private discussions with several people about coeliac
> disease, and gluten/wheat allergy. I was curious to see what the results
> were in me. I've replaced the wheat with similar amounts of other carbs
> (potato/rice/corn etc). To my surprise the result has been unusually
> bg results. The after-breakfast "blip" has disappeared. I'm now having
> flakes and sweet espresso coffee - I used to have Bran Flakes or Honey
> Loops (Loops fairly high in fibre btw). And all day my bg stays mostly
> between 4 and 10. This has previously been only a fantasy for me!!!
> had been slipping lately - I was lucky to be getting 60% of my readings
> between 4 and 10.)
> I'm not jumping to conclusions too quickly. I know that whenever you alter
> your diet the body takes a while settle down - so this may be what's
> happening here. Don't know. But I've not altered it that much - just
> changed my breakfast cereal, having ryevita instead of wheat bread with my
> lunch (I know rye contains a small amount of gluten, but much less than
> wheat I think), and I've removed the pastry-based puddings we often have
> (We now have plums and custard, rice pudding etc. Very nice)
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