diabetes and coeliac disease, diabetes and gluten intolerance

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If you have Type 1 diabetes and

develop coeliac disease, you should get

guidance from a dietician about how to

manage a gluten-free diet. Your blood

sugars are likely to change because

cutting out gluten allows the lining

of your gut to heal, so absorption of

nutrients, including carbs, will improve.

Keep a closer eye on your blood

sugar levels, and talk to your diabetes

team about whether you need to change

your insulin doses.

For more advice on coeliac disease

and diabetes, go to Coeliac UK's

website at www.coeliac.org.uk. Here

you'll find lots of information and support

on coeliac disease. If you become a

member you'll also gain access to

advice from dietitians, and information

on venues, recipes and over 100,000

food and drink products suitable for a

gluten free diet.

The charity also has specific

information when you have Type 1:

www.coeliac.org/t1d

Coeliac UK

www.coeliac.org.uk

Coeliac UK has created an online

assessment to help you pinpoint your

symptoms and help you to a proper

diagnosis. Take the assessment at

coeliacdisease.org.uk/overview

Diabetes UK

www.diabetes.org.uk

Some of the many gluten-free food

suppliers:

Juvela

www.juvela.co.uk

BFree

www.bfreefoods.com

Schaer

www.schaer.com/en-uk

Warburtons

www.warburtonsglutenfree.com

If you do need to cut out gluten due to

a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease,

allergy or intolerance, the good news

is that there's more availability offering

great alternatives. Just a browse in

the supermarket shows the variety of

breads, pastas, pizza bases and sauces

competing with their gluten-containing

counterparts. Main brands include Juvela,

Genuis, BFree, and bread giants like

Warburtons also has a gluten-free range.

All the main supermarkets have their

own range too. This all means that cost is

coming down, but if you have a confirmed

diagnosis of coeliac disease, in some

areas of the UK you may get approved

foods on prescription, like certain breads

and flour mixes. Talk to your GP about this

and whether you qualify.

Don't forget there are naturally glutenfree

foods, too, and they should form a

large part of your diet: Vegetables, fruit,

meat, fish, cheese, milk, eggs, potatoes,

quinoa, cassava, rice, and buckwheat

and pulses (peas, beans and lentils).

T1D and coeliacs Going gluten free Further resources

Click on the image below to

access a comparison table

of symptoms to check if you

might have coeliac disease

or a gluten intolerance.

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