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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Gluten-free diet may be beneficial in the management of type 1 diabetes

This study was posted in the Journal of Pediatrics 2000 Aug;137(2):263-5

Study title and authors:
Gluten-dependent diabetes-related and thyroid-related autoantibodies in patients with celiac disease.
Ventura ANeri EUghi CLeopaldi ACittà ANot T.
Clinica Pediatrica e Laboratorio di Analisi, IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo" Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

This study investigated the incidence of type 1 diabetes autoantibodies in patients with celiac disease. Diabetes autoantibodies increase the risk of devolping type 1 diabetes. The study included 90 celiac patients. 

In the general population the incidence of type 1 diabetes is around 1 in 10,000 (.01%).

The study found:
(a) 11.1% of celiac patients have type 1 diabetes autoantibodies. 
(b) The autoantibodies seemed to be gluten-dependent and tended to disappear during a gluten-free diet.