Last Wednesday I was diagnosed with Celiac disease and am in the process of adapting my lifestyle to the gluten-free diet.
The biggest challenge so far for me is learning all the new carb values. I had never before realized how wheat-centric North American culture is. 15g CHO in a slice of WHEAT bread, 15g CHO in 1/2 cup of WHEAT pasta, I had only recently come to an understanding with pizza and now that insulin:slice ratio is out the window because pizza dough counts differently when made with gluten-free flours.
Now, I should state that I haven't had an appointment with a nutritionist yet. I'm still waiting on an appointment time - and hopefully it'll be soon. There are a number of 'health' stores where I live that stock tons of gluten-free products - I found it really encouraging to discover the variety of stuff that's available. And so far, it's all been pretty good!
I guess I'm just looking for some support during this transition and wondering if anyone else out there has Celiac disease and has any practical tips to share.