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Aeliss-Novak posted this thread...
Aug. 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Last night, to add to the foot long list of allergies, Diabetes, and eczema, I learned that I also have gluten intolerance. -_- Whoopee.
Anyway, I was just wondering, does anyone else here have this or Celiac?

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like2dreamlots replied...
Aug. 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Just out of curiosity, how did you find out you had gluten intolerance?

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Aeliss-Novak replied...
Aug. 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I've had Type One Diabetes for five years (well, it'll be five in a few days), and I have an anual blood draw to test for things.

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samwisepotter replied...
Aug. 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

my halfbrother has celiac or whatever it is. My mom always has extra gluten-free food for him and he always has to have something different for him when his family comes over to my house. like when we get pizza, he will order a pie for me and his kids and then he has to get his own gluten free mini pizza. and when my family goes to his house, we will usually eat gluten free food 

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mrsperegrineThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

I have been gluten - free for about two years now. At first, when I found out that I was allergic to gluten I was soo upset. I thought that everything that I would have to eat would taste like cardboard. However, being gluten - free has actually gotten a lot easier pver the past two years. It has become a "health fad" and people who aren't allergic to gluten are now staying away from it for health purposes. There are now all sorts of gluten free snacks, breads, bagels, and desserts that taste just as good if not better than foods with gluten in them. There are also many restaurants now that have gluten free menu's. It is stil a hard thing to deal with, but it has gotten a lot better. Hang in there, being gluten free is not as terrible as you think (believe I thought that my relashionship with carbohydrates was over after I found out lol). 

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shapeshifter56 replied...
Sept. 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

One of my little sister's has a gluten intolerance and so my whole family has lived wheat/gluten-free for about eight years. I know it's really hard at first, but there are so many great alternatives out there! There are tons of restaurants and grocery stores that have accommodated  the gluten-free diet. It may take some trial and error at first but you're sure to find new food options you totally love :)

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Aeliss-Novak replied...
Sept. 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

It's actually really easy for me, because when I was six I became allergic to wheat, corn, and soy. I only recently "outgrew" that allergy, so it's pretty easy to sort of go back to that, just with the corn and soy. :)
I made a pizza out of a bagel recently, 'cuz I couldn't have the pizza dough. That was a bit weird.

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HopeIsWhatWeCrave replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I personally am not gluten intolerant(at least not that we know of). However, I do have friends who are. I know from talking to them that it is hard, but after a while, you adjust to it. And there are lots of recipes out there of good food like desserts that are gluten free! Hope this helps. 

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AlaskanGirl15 replied...
Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm

My dad found out he was gluten intolerent 2 or 3 years ago, so my mom, out of fear that I too would get the intolerence, put me on a gluten free diet. And being in Alaska, finding gluten free stuff at stores for a reasonable price is hard. And having it become a dieting fad made them more expensive because everyone wants to go gluten free. 

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