gluten and blood sugar - Babeinthewoods

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Lanie G
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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Babeinthewoods wrote, "I did not cut back on carbs, I just switched from wheat to quinoa and all the corn I want to eat. (Corn and quinoa do not have gluten).

In this book, pages 50-56, the author talks about allergy to milk may cause insulin resistance. Pages 57-64 discuss how gluten intolerance can cause insulin resistance. Apparently the same type of tissue changes in the digestive system that cause celiac disease can also raise your blood sugar.

This is over and above metabolism of carbs. Unfortunately the book is copyrighted and I cannot extract any content. Perhaps you can browse it online.

The author says that this is backed scientifically, I dunno. But cutting back on gluten did lower my fasting blood sugar. Cutting back on milk had no effect for me.

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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Babeinthewoods wrote, "I have heard that there is recent research indicating that blood sugar can be raised in those who are sensitive to gluten and dairy.

My normal fasting blood sugar is 95-115. So I tried avoiding dairy for a few days and did not notice a difference. Then I avoided gluten and noticed an immediate drop to 85-95. So I guess I am sensitive to gluten. I have ulcerative colitis and I noticed going gluten-free also helped those symptoms.

It sounds from your dietary intake that it may be a good idea to forego dairy (Dannon & Rediwhip) for a couple of days and see what happens."

Post Edited (LanieG) : 2/22/2011 7:24:05 PM (GMT-7)

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Babeinthewoods, I copies your posts and made your own thread because they are really not following exactly what Bob was writing about.
Whatever works for you, go for it.

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   Posted 2/22/2011 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
This is interesting as my father has an allergy to milk (not specifically lactose intolerance) and I've been tested for celiac disease. The test was negative, but I heard from the doctor that some diabetics also test positive for celiac disease. I don't have any allergies I know of, but I am still insulin resistant.

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   Posted 2/23/2011 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually post from the UC forum. Many people tested negative for gluten intolerance but found that may still be gluten sensitive. Symptoms got better when they cut out gluten for a few days. Tests are unreliable.
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