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Dear all , I am a newly diagnosed Celiac (3 months ago) and i have been following a gluten free diet since day 1. I am currently having a problem in feeling hungry, trembling, and weakness just one hour or max. two hours after a meal. I feel i need to eat something sweet and if i dont, it is the worst feeling ever, fatigue, severe hunger, trembling and so on. I tested my Blood Sugar and my insulin (as the dr. recommended) and they turned out to be normal and within range. What I feel is that after eating a meal, the sugars are digested quickly and the need to take more sugar reoccurs. I am thinking of taking the Glucose Tolerance Test (3 hours test) just to make sure that my sugar levels are normal.
Does anyone know if Celiac and Blood sugar are related in any means? Has anyone faced the same situation? It is ruining my daily life and causing me depression in some times.
Can anyone please help me! I am desperately in need for help! Drs in my country are guessing whats wrong with me and i kind of lost trust in them!

Thank you in advance
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replied August 15th, 2008
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Yes, celiac and blood sugar can be related. Good for you for paying attention to your body! And for keeping such a strict diet regimen. I applaud your efforts!

Experts advise that you watch your blood sugar levels soon after diagnosis. The change in diet kick starts a dramatic change in your daily sources of carbohydrate. This means you’re going to experience variations in your usual blood-sugar patterns. Test frequently to monitor the change.
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replied February 18th, 2012
Hi, I'm celiac and have the exact same problem. It is called insulin sensitivity if you want to look it up. Many people have it, but it doesn't affect a lot of people so it shows up on most tests are "normal" . But I learned that the worst thing you can do is eat sugars or carbs (which sends a flood of insulin into your blood) so even though you crave sweets, eat something else. Try eating a general low carb diet (so no starchy gluten substitutes and be spare with rice/potatoes) and low sugar diet in addition to gluten free. You are right, the sugars are digested quickly. You need long term fats and proteins, that can sustain you for many hours. Eat low carb/sugar and you will feel much better!
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replied March 25th, 2013
My daughter was diagnosed with coeliac disease when she was 16 months old, she is now almost 18. Between us we have managed her diet really well, but 2 years ago she started to eat alot of food with gluten in especially chocolate and biscuits. I was advised many years ago by a specialist that she would probably do this a teenager and to let it follow its course. As she was eating excessive amounts we visited our GP and he pointed out the risks to her health but she still continues to eat it. It affects her behaviour and if she has no money to buy her own chocolate and sweets etc. she steals it from whoever has any within our houshold and she has also stolen money on several occasions. It has only just dawned on me that she is addicted to sugar rather than choosing to eat products that contain gluten. I am at my wits end as this is affecting the close relationship that we always had. I have made another appointment to visit our GP as I am seriously worried about her health.

A very concerned Mother
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replied August 23rd, 2013
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I've been gluten-free for over a year. I happen to have the opposite issue with sugar. Post gluten-free I had frequent hypoglycemic episodes (my sugar would drop). Now I have very few, almost no episodes, as long as I'm eating enough veggies and fruits.
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replied August 23rd, 2013
I've been gluten-free for over a year. I happen to have the opposite reaponce with sugar. Pre-gluten-free I had frequent hypoglycemic episodes (my sugar would drop). Now I have very few, almost no episodes, as long as I'm eating enough veggies and fruits.
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replied April 29th, 2014
I'm similar. Try eating not just gluten free but paleo. Also, for some reason onions, garlic, and spicy foods don't sit well with me. Also, one other thing that helps tenfold, for me, is running. The benefits I get from running are so great that I run everyday and enjoy it. Try to eat a balanced meal of meats, vegetables, nuts, and fruits. This will help stabilize your blood sugar. A couple things i completely avoid are alcohol and weight lifting. Both make me feel like crap. Anyway, I hope this helps someone.
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