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I have Type 2 diabetes (on oral glucophage) and Celiac disease. I am having difficulty finding a diet appropriate for both diseases.

I would recommend that you speak with a dietitian for guidelines. Nutrition counseling services are available at several BJC facilities including:

BJC dietitians also can be located by calling Help For Your Health at 314.747.7234.

If you live outside the BJC HealthCare service area, you can find a nearby registered dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.

The American Diabetes Association is an excellent resource. With diabetes, you want to space your carbs throughout the day. With celiac, you can still eat fruits, corn, potatoes and vegetables, so be sure to space those throughout the day as well. 

You may also find assistance at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website and the Celiac Disease Foundation website.

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