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    Question Metformin and celiac diease help!

    Hi everyone...I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago and didn't start taking metformin right away because I had some other health problems that interefered. I also have celiacs disease meaning I cannot eat gluten products.
    My question is - I have looked up the GI diet a bit and there are a lot of "good" carbs there I cannot have. I can only tolerate things like white/brown rice, corn, tapioca flour, potato flour, etc. So I guess I am just wondering if there is ANYONE else out there who is taking metformin who is a celiac and how they do it??????? Please help! I am loosing my mind here!

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    Hi! Yes, I take met and have a gluten free diet...I'm not getting the connection of your question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snugglemama View Post
    Hi! Yes, I take met and have a gluten free diet...I'm not getting the connection of your question...
    I think she wants to know what you eat---since low-GI good carbs are apparently things that you guys are sensitive to. Or that high-GI carbs are the main ones you can eat. Something like that.
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    stick with the brown rice over the white rice

    did you know there are 20 types of grains and most of them are gluten free? I was a nutrition major on a gluten free diet (not any longer) and didn't even know that! PLEASE look into and try other whole grains!
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    Thanks so much - yeah I was concerned about what kinds of grains are safe and stuff with celiac since I need to keep the low Glycemic Index diet on metformin. I took met a few years ago before knowing about the celiac disease and remember having a few incidents with low blood sugar when eating certain things. So, I was hoping that someone could give some tips.
    Thanks annabelle - I will look up some of those grains if I can find it.

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    welcome to sc i dont eat wheat, either. Ive been on met for years, and am managing ok. i eat a lot of different grains, too. Quinoa, millet, etc.
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    Me too! I'm gluten-free, and recently started on Met. I seem to manage all right. I do try to aim for low-GI, but mainly I try to eat smaller carb amounts, and balance them out with protein. Seems to be working, because I feel better. (Although, my weight hasn't budged.....so I probably still need a little work, lol.)

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    Oh, got it! I don't really go by the low-GI diet on met, although with celiac's I do eat a lot of low-GI stuff...like grilled chicken salads, meat without bread, etc. We use a lot of mixes and eat brown rice bread when we use it at all.

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    The metformin is completely independent of the celiacs. The Metformin will help you ovulate and help the insulin resistance if you do have PCOS. Stick to a low-GI and gluten free diet and dont worry about the metformin! =)

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