I was wondering how common it is for diabetics to have celiac disease. I saw a number of post on it, but it was so mouch to read through to figure out if a lot of people accually have it. My doc told me today I "may" have it, and I though he was crazy untill I saw that it is another autoimmune disease.
I have had type I diabetes for 22 years, and was diagnosed
with Celiac's disease 13 years ago.
I wasn't aware of Celiac's disease before this, although I did
suffer from a lot of "stomach" problems. It was by chance that the
diabetes clinic I attended was conducting a study on type I diabetes and Celiac
disease - it was through this study (blood work and biopsy) that it was
I think the two are becoming more common. I am from Canada,
and this is what the Canadian Diabetes Association has on its website: