Do gluten free foods increase your blood glycemic index?

Glycemic index. A high glycemic index means a food turns into sugar readily in your body. Foods containing gluten are grains, and are carbohydrates, so they have a high glycemic index. Gluten free foods can be either high or low depending on their carbohydrate content. Sugar is gluten free but has the highest glycemic index. Meat is gluten free but has a low glycemic index. There's no consistent relationship.

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What other methods is there of diagnosing celiac disease besides the blood test/gluten free diet/endoscopy? I can't afford endoscopy or the blood test

Don't eat bread. If you think you have celiac disease and yet you don't want to have a diagnostic workup the answer is quite simple avoid all gluten containing products such as flour bread products there are many gluten-free alternatives in all the markets just do that and don't cheat on it. Read more...

My 9 year old has flattened villi but the path. Said neg to celiac. Blood showed pos for an antibody, gluten-free no improve. What else could this be?

Celiac Disease. 1 in 6 biopsies may be negative in what later is proven to be celiac disease, which by definition is proven if a gluten free diet improves the villus flattening. The diet may take weeks to "work, " but your gastroenterologist should run the complete panel of antibodies to rule out other possible disorders. Read more...
Time. Gut can take at least 6 months to heal after starting gluten free. Full healing can take longer than 6 months. Make sure there is no hidden gluten in processed foods. Also be sure to avoid rye, barley, kamut, triticale, and oats. Consider also going dairy free as casein can have some cross reactivity. Read more...

I took a blood test to see if I had a gluten allergy a yr ago and nothing showed up, I have been gluten free for a yr and feel better. What does it mean?

Keep on keeping on. Regardless of the test, if you feel better there has to be something about gluten-containing foods that doesn't agree with you. Don't think too much about this. Do what makes you feel better. Read more...
Gluten sensitivity. How you feel is the ultimate test of whether you're sensitive to gluten. There are many mechanisms through which gluten may cause someone to feel worse ; they don't all show up in blood tests, which are good at diagnosing celiac disease but not the much more common non-celiac gluten sens. See http://bit.Ly/pqxxfe ; http://www.Celiaccentral.Org/non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity/testing-and-diagnosis/. Read more...

Is it ok to be on a gluten free diet when you have blood test for celiac?

Prob ok but... You are trying to show with the blood test that you have the antibodies to gluten. Usually doctors will recommend the opposite; that you still eat foods with gluten. Read more...
Depends. The blood tests do not reliably diagnose celiac. We believe them if they are positive, but not if they are negative. Better to check gluten sensitivity genetics via enterolab. If you have gluten sensitivity genes, best to stay gluten free long term. Read more...

Why does the media say eating "gluten free" can reduce glycemic spikes as gf still allows rice and buckwheat which is high carb?

The Media is Wrong. Good observation. "glycemic spikes" are due to carbohydrates not gluten. Gluten is found in wheat and many people who go "gluten-free" subsequently reduce their carb intake. Changes in glucose control attributed to lack of gluten are actually due to carb reduction. For people who have celiac disease, going gluten free is important. There is little evidence that it helps others. Read more...

A 3 years kid can has celiac desease? Blood test first time was positive. After 1 year with a gluten free diet, the test was negative...

Stick with gluten. Free diet. A test may become negative after successful treatment but that does not mean cure. The child in all likelihood has gluten sensitivity. You may wish to try gluten challenge after discussion with your doctor. Read more...
Yes. The child should stay off gluten and dairy. Celiac has a genetic basis, so even 3 yo can have problems. Read more...

I have celiac for 1 year. Gluten free diets dont work. Lymphocyte is always high in my blood test. May it be sign for pre-lymphoma? What can I do now?

Dairy free. Are you also dairy free? Casein in dairy can sometimes look like gluten in the body and cause problems as well. Read more...
Read labels. Living the gluten free lifestyle is difficult. You may be avoiding obvious things like wheat,barley and rye but be exposed in other products.Even a trace amount found in things like beer and soy sauce can set your system back months.You may identify other agents you are intolerant to, for me it is #40 red dye in any food/beverage. Some normal people run higher lymph counts.Review with your doc. Read more...
Rethink the problem. If you have truly avoided gluten and the problem fails to resolve after a year, you need to have another look at the diagnosis. See a gastroenterologist. Read more...

Gluten-free diet. You eat gluten. When are antibodies exposed in blood when suspected celiac? How soon can I take blood test? Is 15 minutes too soon?

Gluten . allergy occurs when the proteins invested encounter your gastric tract, antibodies are already present, while others are produced over time after exposure of an antigen, but not in 15 min. Read more...
Need more informati. You need to get more information from your physician. The presence of gluten can cause immediate symptoms.The antibodies take time to appear and depends on the amount of gluten exposure. The antibodes are there over time and the + test does not depend on an immediate meal or exposure. Read more...