I have celiac and t1. I'll be honest, between having the 2, I find diabetes more annoying. Diabetes I have to think about constantly, where as celiac I only have to think about when I want to eat.
There are LOTS of resources out there for what's safe/not safe to consume on a gluten free diet. I was diagnosed 8 years ago, and I find it much, much easier to go grocery shopping and eat out now. A lot of the grocery stores in Iowa have "gluten free" aisles where all the special GF products are together. Many of the restaurants are also starting to make GF menus too, so eating out is getting easier. When I was first diagnosed, no one really knew what celiac was or how to treat it, so I was left on my own. I ate a lot of fruits, veggies, and rice.
I was also incredibly sick with it. We could never figure out what the problem was, so for 10-15 years, I suffered greatly. I was extremely thin. I was losing muscle because my body thought it was starving - I was a competitive dancer so this was very frustrating. I was so anemic my bone marrow stopped producing red blood cells and the ones I had were very deformed. I would get very out of breath and dizzy because my RBCs couldn't deliver oxygen properly. I also had tumors in my stomach, and my hair started to fall out. I'm telling you this because I think "ignoring it" is a bad idea.
I've had 4 biopsies. Ever since my diagnosis in 2002, I have never "cheated" on the GF diet. It wasn't worth it to me. I'm very healthy now and help educate other newly diagnosed celiacs in the community. It's easy to feel overwhelmed, especially when you have other illnesses on top of it, but the treatment for celiac is simple. Modify your diet slightly and you'll feel better.
If you have more questions, please let me know. I'd be happy to help.