People with Type I diabetes need to pay attention to their diet, but
throw in a diagnosis of Celiac disease and the game plan changes.
These are two very common diagnoses, and they happen in
conjunction often. So what are you to do? Making small changes
in your diet can help you manage symptoms.
Eliminate processed foods. Prepare gluten free meals that are well
thought out. And be prepared with snacks on hand. Try to include
a protein that is baked or broiled, like fish. Fill in with lots of
steamed vegetables. If you feel the need for a grain try some
Adapt recipes. Here are some simple substitutes for gluten
For 1 Tablespoon Flour try:
1 1/2 Tsp Cornstarch
3/4 Cup Coarse plain oatmeal
1 1/2 Tsp Potato starch
1 Tsp Arrowroot Starch
Read Labels. There is hidden gluten in a lot of prepared items, so
Try some alternatives. Quiona pasta is a great alternative to
traditional wheat pasta.
Try making pizza dough using almond flour.
Make Gluten free crackers by mixing ground flax seed with water to
make a paste. Press into 3 inch round, very thin circles on
parchment paper and bake until crisp.
Need breading? Try using coconut flour or almond flour instead of
Simple changes and alterations can still be delicious but help you
ward off side effects of Celiac disease and the spikes in sugar of
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