Coeliac and diabetes The Black Farmer

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The Black Farmer's 'free from' story

A FRESH APPROACH

Coeliac disease is more common in people who have Type 1 diabetes because

they are both autoimmune diseases. Between 4 and 9% of people with Type

1 diabetes will also have coeliac disease. There is no increased risk of coeliac

disease in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Recurrent hypoglycaemia can be a sign of coeliac disease in people with Type

1 diabetes. In children, having diabetes and growth problems may mean they also

have coeliac disease. Some people with Type 1 diabetes may test negative for

coeliac disease early in their diagnosis, but then positive at a

later stage.

If you have Type 1 diabetes and are diagnosed

with coeliac disease, your blood glucose may change

after you start the gluten-free diet. This can happen

because taking gluten out of your diet allows the

lining of your gut to heal so absorption of nutrients,

including carbohydrate, will improve. You may need

to keep a closer eye on your blood glucose levels

and talk to your diabetes team about your insulin

requirements.

www.coeliac.org.uk

Diabetes and coeliac disease

I

t is estimated that one in 100

people in the UK has Coeliac

Disease, but only a quarter of

those are diagnosed and follow

a gluten free diet. But apparently

more than 12 million people in the UK - 80

times the number of diagnosed Coeliacs

- follow a gluten-free lifestyle by choice.

Wheat is a mainstay of the British

diet and has been for centuries, but it's

recognized as the culprit when it comes to

coeliac disease because of its high gluten

content. Traditionally a cheap ingredient,

it is used in many processed foods simply

as a filler although it arguably adds neither

quality nor flavour to the finished product.

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is The

Black Farmer, and he's also a gluten-free

advocate. He ways, "When I launched

The Black Farmer brand several years ago

I wanted it to be for everybody. But I also

recognised that there was an increasing

incidence of people with Coeliac disease

or with a sensitivity to wheat and gluten,

often including those with Type 1

diabetes, who needed to follow a glutenfree

diet. I didn't see why they or their

families should be penalised by having to

eat very much more expensive and often

tasteless food. The Black Farmer was the

first brand to be a dedicated gluten free

great tasting fresh food brand available in

the mainstream and my promise to this

day is that every product under The Black

Farmer label will be gluten free."

The Black Farmer has gone so

far as sponsoring a research project

with students at Lancaster University

Management School to discover the

motivations behind people choosing

gluten-free as a lifestyle choice.

FOOD

REPORT

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