Welcome to M.V Hospital for Diabetes, established by late Prof. M.Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for Diabetes care. It has, at present,100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications.

Monday, March 20, 2017

What is coeliac disease?

It is a condition caused by the body’s immune system reacting to gluten , a protein that is  found in wheat, rye and barleythat results in damage to the  lining of the intestines.As a result the body cannot absorb the nutrients in the food properly. Symptoms include, bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, tiredness and headaches and the only treatment is a strict gluten free diet all through life.Sometimes even oats has to be avoided.

This condition is more common in people with Type 1 diabetes because both Type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease are auto immune diseases.  2 – 10% of people with coeliac disease will also have Type 1 diabetes.

However there is no increased risk of coeliac disease in people with Type 2 diabetes.

What are the signs?

Recurrent hypos can be a sign.When children have diabetes as well as growth problems, it may be a sign. Children and adults with Type 1 diabetes should be tested every 3 years for coeliac disease.

(Source - Diabetes balance)

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