Hi I am Brian, with Type 1 since 1999. Do any of you have,say,3 auto-immune conditions? I have diabetes, under-active thyroid gland and DH . If so, do these 3 interact with each other, or solider on by themselves?
I am interested in my allergy condition - DH is quite rare. I react with a big rash if I continuously eat too much gluten or wheat, yet I am ok if I only mildly transgress. Does any one have a mild CH?
I posted an earlier thread but only got one reply - when I am stressed out teaching, my glucose levels drop alarmingly, they do not rise! Anybody else experience this?
Thank you if you can reply - Brian
It is not unusual with autoimmune diseases to have more than one. I know, I have three myself. For information on Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) go to this site: http://celiac.org/celiac-disease/dermatitis-herpetiformis/. Go here to find centers of excellence in the United States for celiac disease: http://www.celiaccentral.org/Resources/Links/Hospitals-Labs/121/ . Specialists should be able to help with your autoimmune diseases and refer you on if needed.
Stress in people with type 1 diabetes can cause a drop in blood glucose. go to this site for more information:http://dtc.ucsf.edu/types-of-diabetes/type1/understanding-type-1-diabetes/how-the-body-processes-sugar/blood-sugar-stress/.
Please let us know how you make out.
Clara Schneider MS,RD,RN,CDE,LDN