Insights into my personal life.

This blog includes the personal details of my experiences as a recently diagnosed Type I diabetic and the impact of that diagnosis on my endurance athletic pursuits.

Please understand that I consider myself to be a work in progress. I am willing to share both my successes and failures, so please do not take my words to be professional dietary or medical advice. This is a blog, this is only a blog. I research my choices carefully, and take my health very seriously. The choices I make are my own, I am doing the best with the resources and support that I have. If you have questions or concerns feel free to comment, but please be constructive and understand that this is my life. I value it dearly.

My goal is to live a happy, healthy and active life where I can balance my internal drive to push my physical limits and the challenge of safely maintaining stability despite the challenges of Type I diabetes.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Gluten cross-reactivity testing.

Here's my vent for the day.  Even with all the right things that I do, things still get messed up sometimes.  I know I have food sensitivities - a few that I haven't yet figured out.  I'd like to know for sure if I need to give up coffee, same for dairy.  My life would be much cheerier with both :).   Whose wouldn't?!

I work in a Integrative health center and was going to get a food antibody test done (gluten cross reactivity assay...Cyrex Assays 2 & 4).  I know I have issues with gluten already (not celiac, but definitely not tolerant).  I read that if I don't eat gluten for the test it would likely report a false negative.  So I ate gluten yesterday, but then was too busy at work to get the blood lab done.  And I felt fine yesterday, but today I feel rather crappy and my insulin requirements have doubled and I'm getting bloated, achy and stuffy nose.

Sucks that I have to actually do something bad to myself to test these things out.  Maybe it's best that I have more time between my gluten exposure and the test.  Maybe that will allow more time for my body to produce the antibodies that the test is looking for.  Looking for the silver lining.

I'm still managing to keep my BGs around 120mg/dL, but that's rather high for me.  I feel much better at 80 - but again, that's just me.
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