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Fri May 06 21:11:19 EDT 2011

Is there a conection between Celiac disease and type 2 diabetes?
Asked By: celticdee  

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I've been diagnosed with a gluten allergy though not with Celiac disease. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about a year and a half ago. So I was wondering if there was any connection between the two.
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2011-05-11 19:40:25.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

There is no correlation between type 2 diabetes and celiac disease at the present time. The prevalence of celiac disease among people with type 2 diabetes is the same as for the general population...which is about 1 percent.

dLife expert Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE, author of the column Everyday Eating, discusses the connection between diabetes and celiac disease here.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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