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  • Celiac disease | My Favourite Number | Page 2
    My Celiac Story Posted on August 4 2009 by Laura Brandes Part 1 Before the Diagnosis I haven t written much about celiac disease I haven t been avoiding it I just don t think that I ve been ready I was diagnosed six months ago and until recently I ve been somewhat oblivious and somewhat Continue reading Posted in Celiac disease Tagged Celiac disease diagnosis feeling good gluten free 8 Comments Let Them Eat Bread Posted on July 18 2009 by Laura Brandes About two weeks ago I baked a gluten free chocolate birthday cake slathered it with an excessive amount of whipped cream and piled it high with fresh local strawberries It was Daniel s birthday There were candles There was singing There were Continue reading Posted in Celiac disease Diet and Nutrition gluten free Tagged baking bread gluten free 3 Comments With Wheat Protein or Celiac Symptoms Hair Cream and Eureka Posted on May 18 2009 by Laura Brandes With Wheat Protein Three Simple Words Three simple words and a whole lot of unpleasant symptoms Don t worry I have no intention of describing these unpleasant symptoms in gratuitous detail I will however divulge that for about 24 hours this Continue reading Posted in Celiac disease Lows and Highs Tagged celiac gluten free 3 Comments Older posts Newer posts Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes

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  • How to be Gluten-Free | My Favourite Number
    to understand more about these unbelievably important yet invisible threads of my life So when these friends offered to invite Daniel and me into their home and to make their kitchen gluten free and celiac friendly for my benefit thanking them hardly felt like enough But in a matter of fact tone my friend replied You are our friends We want to support you It s really not a big deal And on one hand I suppose she s right Friends need to be there for each other Period On the other hand their selflessness and desire to learn more about my celiac life is a huge deal to me admirable extremely appreciated and definitely worthy of a big giant THANK YOU In preparation for our dinner party which is taking place next weekend I put together a handout for my friends benefit I wasn t overly impressed with any of the handouts I had received from my dietitian after my diagnosis So taking matters into my own hands I spent one afternoon last week amassing information on celiac disease safe and unsafe foods and cross contamination The result is this PDF aptly entitled A Little Bit About Celiac Please feel free to download it use it and adapt it as you see fit I hope this will help others of you who may be new to the gluten free life and would like a quick concise and fairly comprehensive way to educate your family and friends Happy gluten free dining Editor s Note In the handout I state that oats and blue cheeses are unsafe I did this for the sake of simplicity In truth both of these items may be safe depending on where how they were processed packaged However I feel that simply avoiding these food items

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  • education | My Favourite Number
    Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes

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  • gluten-free | My Favourite Number | Page 3
    With Wheat Protein or Celiac Symptoms Hair Cream and Eureka Posted on May 18 2009 by Laura Brandes With Wheat Protein Three Simple Words Three simple words and a whole lot of unpleasant symptoms Don t worry I have no intention of describing these unpleasant symptoms in gratuitous detail I will however divulge that for about 24 hours this Continue reading Posted in Celiac disease Lows and Highs Tagged celiac gluten free 3 Comments A quiet evening at home Posted on May 6 2009 by Laura Brandes Question Solve the following equation for x x rainy evening sore legs from mountain climbing Woody Allen DVDs gluten free pizza 40 60 combo bolus to avoid crash and spike blood glucose response to pizza Answer x Movie Continue reading Posted in Blood Sugar Celiac disease Diet and Nutrition Tagged combo bolus gluten free movie night pizza Comments Off The best cookie in the world Posted on April 25 2009 by Laura Brandes While in Seattle I did more than root root root for the away team While exploring Pike Place Market my husband and I came across this enlightening newsflash the best cookie in the world is now gluten free Who knew Continue reading Posted in Celiac disease Musings Tagged cookie gluten free Seattle Comments Off Older posts Newer posts Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I am simply

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  • diagnosis | My Favourite Number
    and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator

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  • feeling good | My Favourite Number
    Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes

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  • With. Wheat. Protein. or: Celiac Symptoms, Hair Cream and…Eureka! | My Favourite Number
    other words in the short time I ve been following the gluten free diet I ve developed a firm understanding of the foods my immune system recognizes as foreign and Daniel and I have gotten pretty good at avoiding cross contamination in our pint sized kitchen BUT and this is a big but stifle those giggles people this but is with one t not two despite all my gluten free knowledge and effort it was those three simple and obvious words that took me down With Wheat Protein Yes I scour food labels BUT until yesterday I was not scouring any other kind of label frizz reducing hair cream included Despite the fact that I enjoy a nice haircut I don t usually think too much about my hair I ve never been a primping or crimping kinda gal and I don t even own a blow dryer However those of you who knew me in my youth will know that my hair is capable of some serious frizzage Add a dash of humidity to the atmosphere and my bushy hair could rival that of Hermione Granger circa Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone So to cope I apply frizz reducing hair cream Having just gotten a new haircut and wanting to maintain at least some of its integrity on Saturday I dug my frizz reducing hair cream out of the bathroom cupboard and applied it liberally to my new do Saturday night I started to feel sick Sunday morning still feeling unwell I smoothed more cream onto my hair And then I proceeded to feel sick all day long But I couldn t for the life of me figure out why I wracked my brain and Daniel wracked his brain and when our brains were tired from all the wracking I got downright annoyed Why don t I feel well I didn t eat anything out of the ordinary I ve checked and double checked food labels maybe there were some gluten containing crumbs on the counter when we prepared dinner last night I just don t know And then brushing my teeth before getting into bed it suddenly hit me There on the bathroom counter was the tube of hair cream And there emblazoned conspicuously on its label were three simple words with wheat protein Eureka I shouted as a lightbulb first flickered and then flashed brilliant above my head This had to be the source of my mysterious bout of celiac related symptoms I touch my hair I touch my food and I unintentionally ingest with wheat protein Of course Who doesn t brush their hair out of their eyes or scratch their head or twirl a lock of hair when thinking Who then doesn t do a blood test or eat a sandwich and lick blood or mustard respectively off their fingers And who then doesn t feel sick from the accidental ingestion of with wheat protein Let me just say eureka So I tossed

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  • Welcome to “My Favourite Number”! | My Favourite Number
    single day I m still aiming for an A1c under 7 and hope to have reached this goal by my next appointment Some days are harder than others and I do have my moments but all in all I am a cheerful and hopeful individual I love being outdoors being active and travelling I m hoping to switch from multiple daily injections to an insulin pump which you ll hopefully be hearing more about in the near future and am quite excited by the prospect I currently use NovoRapid and Levemir insulin pens I also have celiac disease and since people with type 1 diabetes run a far greater risk of developing celiac than the general population I will at times be writing about my gluten free experiences as well I hope I can inspire you to take control of your diabetes and to take on life with an unabashed but healthful and responsible fervour and hope Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged celiac diabetes Bookmark the permalink Cyclin Stylin One Response to Welcome to My Favourite Number catfish says March 31 2009 at 12 53 pm hey i know you you re branderson and if you re branderson your favourite number has to be 28 right my favourite number is 24 for many reasons willie mays was 24 and they didn t come any better than the say hey kid my birth month and date add up to 24 my year of birth is 48 which is twice 24 i could go on and on but that is not why you called congrats on entering into the blogosphere or whatever you call it great writing and your punctuation is annoyingly correct love uncle dad Search for About Laura Brandes I

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