Gluten Intolerance

This is chapter 12 of my book “DIABETES. A world of possibilities”, which I’m publishing here for free. You can access all chapters of the book published until now here. “All disease begins in the gut.” Hippocrates You have probably already heard that our gut is our second brain. If the brain is our main control center, having a second brain indicates the importance of the gut to our health. The gut is the first line of defense of our immune system, since the digestive system represents almost the only access point to the human body and, therefore, the main road for viruses and germs looking to enter the body and blood. To combat this, our digestive system begins, when we are born, with a wall of defenses, such as enzymes and good bacteria, to fight the bad bacteria via a defense wall that should only be permeable to molecules having […]

Continue reading...

I just watched a video of a doctor talking about a recent case of a child with type 1 diabetes that has caught my attention. After watching the video I looked for more information and I found the study published in PubMed on June 21, 2012 that reports about this case. It is the case of a 6 years old child who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Although he was also checked against celiac disease, to see if he was allergic or intolerant to gluten (since type 1 diabetes and celiac disease are related), the results were negative. That is, he was not celiac. Even knowing that, two or three weeks after diagnosis he began a gluten free diet that allowed him to go without needing insulin. At the beginning of the gluten-free diet, his HbA1c was 7.8% and stabilized at 5.8% -6% without insulin. His fasting blood glucose […]

Continue reading...