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I'm a glass-half-full type 1 diabetic/celiac with a C5 spinal cord injury and life-altering allergies. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010, a spinal cord injury resulting in a spinal cord fusion at the C5 level in 2012 (resulting in chronic pain and life-long physical restrictions) and bad ass allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with disease and injury. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Disease and injuries are expensive, so I live a frugal yet full life (I'm a fru"GAL"!) Please know I am NOT any sort of professional and am not giving professional advice. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shout out to another blogger

I would really like to give a shout out over to my friend Stephen at his blog Happy-Medium.net . Stephen is a type 1 diabetic who BRAVELY took on the challenge of eating the diet a person with celiac disease has to follow- a strict, gluten free diet, including watching for cross-contamination risks.

He did his homework, and WOW is he doing a wonderful job. Please go over to his site and check out his day by day chronicle of his eating gluten free experiment.

When he first presented me with the idea, I thought it was great, and I offered to help in anyway possible. I gave him some initial basic information that he would need to begin his gluten free week. If you are curious about the diet, you can certainly ask me, a "seasoned" strict GF celiac, or you can also read Stephen's blog to hear about what it's like to be a brand new celiac who is trying to figure out what to eat. It's very interesting!

I was asked earlier and yes, all wine is gluten free, and there are many gluten free beers available and other drinks. I always refer to an online GF drinks and spirits list to find out what is GF.

Stephen will be embarking on day 3 next, and I'm very excited to read about it! Keep up the good work, Stephen!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! What a brave thing for him to do! Thanks for sharing, Nikki. Stephen Rocks.

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  2. YOU are very kind... and a great source of support. Thanks

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  3. Thanks for sharing the great post that Stephen wrote, Nikki! I've not been very knowledgeable about celiac and gluten-free until recently, when my wife started experiencing some issues and began GF eating. Not easy to endure, and I'm just looking at it from the outside. Thanks for all the posts you're doing to raise awareness and share your story! Very appreciated.

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