Hi Marji, thanks for the reply. I've read that celiac and hypothyroidism often go together, and once you have the celiac under control, the hypothryroidism soon follows. The GI symptoms, for the most part, that go along with celiac can be quite vague and mild, if non-existent, for many people. In Europe, they do regular screening of the general population and they have a fairly high rate. They don't screen in the U.S., but now that more and more people are being tested, they're finding our rate as high as the European rate. Interesting about the connection between diabetes and hypothyroidism, but it would make sense. We are a carb-crazy culture.
Thanks for sharing your experience, Sue. I am actually intrigued with the possibility that I may be able to control my problems with a diet alone. In fact, I'll be disappointed if the bloodwork is negative, but then again, it does seem an awful easy fix, doesn't it? Too easy.