diabetes and coeliac disease, diabetes and gluten intolerance

LIVINGLIVING

COELIAC DISEASE AND

GLUTEN INTOLERANCE

NEED TO KNOW

T

he gluten-free section

in supermarkets is everexpanding - so much so,

it's now a multi-millionpound

empire. But what's

all the fuss about going gluten free?

Why do people do it? And is there a link

between diabetes and coeliac disease?

First off, you need to know what gluten

is. It's a protein in wheat, rye and barley.

Some of the main sources are bread,

pasta, breakfast cereals, flour, pizza

bases and biscuits. But it can also be

found in processed foods like sausages

and burgers, soups and ready meals.

The rise of gluten-free foods and their

popularity is part and parcel of ongoing

health trends. It's become fashionable to

ditch gluten, and also other grains and

dairy. According to The Grocer, we've

shelled out £230m on 'free from' food and

drink in the UK in the last year. Business is

booming and being gluten free is definitely

trending. Why, though?

Some people go along with media

hype and cut it out even though they don't

have any issues with it. But, along with

what's in vogue, people can be allergic

or intolerant to gluten (see 'Spotting the

symptoms', below). Then there's coeliac

disease: a condition where the immune

system reacts to gluten and damages

the gut, meaning the body can't properly

absorb nutrients from food. Bloating,

diarrhoea, constipation and tiredness

By Angela Coffey

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Diabetes UK Helpline
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Dexcom buys Type Zero, JDRF UK, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason
  5. Diabetes news, Now Pharmacy, Now Patient, Now Healthcare, Lee Dentith
  6. Diabetes news, Novo Nordisk buys Ziylo
  7. Medtronic Guardian Connect, Medtronic Enlite CGM
  8. diabetes food news, montezuma chocolate
  9. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  10. MODY diabetes, Dr Andrew Hattersley, Professor Mark Strachan
  11. MODY diabetes, Dr Andrew Hattersley, Professor Mark Strachan
  12. MODY diabetes, Dr Andrew Hattersley, Professor Mark Strachan
  13. JDRF UK One Walk
  14. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  15. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  16. Diabetes kit, Natalie Balmain diabetes, Type 1 clothing
  17. Diabetes kit, Natalie Balmain diabetes, Type 1 clothing
  18. Diabetes kit, Natalie Balmain diabetes, Type 1 clothing
  19. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  20. Medtrum Touchcare diabetes technology
  21. Medtrum Touchcare diabetes technology
  22. diabetes and coeliac disease, diabetes and gluten intolerance
  23. diabetes and coeliac disease, diabetes and gluten intolerance
  24. diabetes and coeliac disease, diabetes and gluten intolerance
  25. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  26. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  27. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  28. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  29. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  30. Diabetes kit, Diabetic Supply, Omnipod insulin pump from Insulet
  31. Diabetes kit, Diabetic Supply, Omnipod insulin pump from Insulet
  32. Diabetes kit, Diabetic Supply, Omnipod insulin pump from Insulet
  33. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods
  34. Silla Bjerrum Robata Japanese grilling cookbook
  35. Silla Bjerrum Robata Japanese grilling cookbook
  36. Making Carbs Count pineapples
  37. Making Carbs Count pineapples
  38. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  39. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  40. Free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes, the diabetic diet, carb counting

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