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!
- 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.