Gluten Free Diets and Gestational Diabetes

Gluten Free Diets and Gestational Diabetes

gluten free gestational diabetesWomen with gestational diabetes often need to follow certain healthy diets. There are many diets that are recommended for gestational diabetes patients to follow, the most common being a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Another diet that is sometimes being recommended is referred to as a “gluten free” diet.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there is a correlation between celiac disease and diabetes. Celiac disease is basically an allergy to a certain food protein called gluten. Gluten is typically found in wheat products, such as breads and pastas. The connection that the American Diabetes Association found was that although the occurrence of celiac disease is pretty uncommon, they found a higher percentage of people with celiac disease within the diabetes community. [Read more…]