My mother just found out she has celiac - and she has been type 2 diabetic for over 15 years now.
She had been extremely sick for the past 5-6 months. She actually started getting really ill when the big scare about tomatoes started, and that is what all the doctors thought it was, food poisoning from tomatoes.
But she was on 4 different (and strengthening) antibiotics and nothing was happening. Then they started doing tons of tests. She found out she is lactose intolerant (she loves milk) and then they finally found the celiac.
She called me in absolute tears. I was shocked.
They were ruling out things like cancer, so when she said celiac i was like "good - this is something we can manage". She is hysterical, however. All she keeps talking about is what she cannot eat. (no wheat, no sugar, no milk) because of the celiac, diabetes, and lactose problems.
My answer to her is - let's eat natural for at least 2 weeks. Fresh fruit, veggies, meat. She can have rice. Water to drink. i think if I can get her to eat for just two weeks this way, with no preservatives, she is going to feel so much better, she won't freak out so much.
I know she is giving up a lot, but compared to cancer - I can't help but think this is good news.