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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Green light for oats.

This may not seem like a bfd (big freaking deal) to my T1 friends, but to my celiac friends, you may well understand my excitement.

A year ago on 7/13/10, I was diagnosed with celiac disease and my GI doctor told me to eliminate oats from my diet (bye-bye morning oatmeal, oatmeal cookies, granola and granola bars w/oatmeal)for at least one year. So depressed! Well guess what. I just received a vm from my gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, giving me the green light to start incorporating small amounts of oats back into my diet. There are restrictions, tho: 1. it must be certified gluten free oats, 2. no more than 1/2 cup serving per day. I'll return for another biopsy of my intestines in a couple months to see how they are handling the oats.

Oh how I've missed my morning oatmeal with coconut milk, walnuts and cinnamon on top. Don't get me wrong, the quinoa flakes I've been using in it's place have been pretty darn good. But I LERRRRVE oatmeal and am praying that my intestines can tolerate them going forward. I love that I can still get excited over seemingly little things!! I went out right away and bought some Udi's granola, the cranberry one. They have so many flavors I wasn't sure which one to get.

Mind you, I'm still diabetic so I still gotta track the carbs. I get 1/4 cup for 19 carbs. That's not a whole lotta granola. But still a nice snack. I'm pre-measuring the servings out into my snack-sized ziplocs tonight for nice grab-n-go snacks! Yum.


  1. Yay, how exciting! I love granola, but I hate that such a smaaaall amount is that many carbs. Definitely good for a snack though...or maybe before a workout?

  2. I've just discovered Nairns Gluten Free Instant Porridge! Love it :) And it doesn't spike my blood sugars. However nor does it sustain me for that long...

    I'm surprised to see that you are being seen also for coeliacs not just diabetes - my endo asked me if I was and I didn't understand why. Although coeliac diagnosis isn't new to me!

  3. I think I would rip my head off if I couldn't have oats, not even certified gluten free ones.
    Oats are like the only thing I ever want to eat in the morning.
    I feel for you.
    I've been gluten free for a year now.