My name is Becky and I have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and Type 2 Diabetes. I’m having trouble finding the right balance in foods. Most gluten-free (GF) foods are processed, which can make my blood sugar a bit high. Even though I do great with eating GF, I’m struggling to keep my blood sugar levels low and I often feel tired. Any suggestions on how I can balance both worlds and feel better?
Thanks so much!!
Expert Practitioner Answers:
Liz Schau’s Answer:
Fats naturally balance blood sugar. So when you are eating a carbohydrate-rich gluten-free food, be sure to add a fat to stabilize your blood sugar. For example: butter on bread, tuna salad with crackers, guacamole with tortilla chips, olive spread and cheese on pizza dough. Avoid trans fats but emphasize organic animal fats and plant fats.
Liz Schau, CHHC
Dr. Aaron Root’s Answer:
Dr. Aaron Root,
Aaron Root, DC, DACNB, Dipl.Ac, FACFN
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Neurology Board
Diplomate, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Fellow, American College of Functional Neurology
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