Diabetes and Gluten Free Living

March 6, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Gluten Free

Have you even heard someone say that they are trying a gluten-free diet? Chances are that you have! In fact, the gluten-free diet is becoming more and more popular although it may not be for everyone. Is it right for you?

Gluten is the protein part of wheat, barley, and other grains. Symptoms of gluten intolerance vary but can include abdominal cramps, bloating, unintentional weight loss or gain, inconsistent bowel movements and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Speak with your doctor if you are having symptoms of gluten intolerance. Your doctor can prescribe a gluten-free diet as a method of treatment for celiac disease and gluten intolerance. There is no need to remove gluten from your diet unless you have a medical reason for doing so. Your diabetes educator is a great reference for personalized information in your gluten-free journey.

It’s no surprise, we have a lot of food choices if you need to eat gluten-free. Can you correctly list foods that contain gluten? What about foods that are gluten-free? Gluten is often found in many foods such as breads, pastas, baking flours, cereals, desserts, crackers, alcoholic beverages, gravies, dressings, sauces, seasonings, and soups. Many foods are naturally gluten-free, including fruits, vegetables, beef, poultry, fish, nuts, and eggs.

On the go? Use these tools to help identify gluten-free choices and to help you make the best choices for health overall:

  • Find Me Gluten Free (Free)
  • Gluten Freed App (Apple devices only-Free)
  • Gluten Free Fast Food App ($0.99)
  • Gluten-free Living Magazine and Pinterest
  • Living Without Magazine and Pinterest
  • Simply Gluten Free Magazine and Pinterest
  • The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods Book

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