In a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers have shown a link between gluten consumption during pregnancy and type 1 diabetes. Previous studies done on mice have shown a link, including one study showing that mothers who ate a gluten-free diet only during pregnancy, the development of autoimmune diabetes was almost completely prevented.
The connection between gluten and type 1 diabetes was made back in the 1960s, with the connection continuing to grow. The diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity has grown tremendously, especially in children, and this correlates with the rise in autoimmune conditions.
In my now 25 years of practice, I have found it beneficial to a majority of my patients to be gluten/grain free. If you would like to try some delicious recipes, download a free pdf of my book “1 Degree of Change” from my website. Going gluten-free may sound daunting, but I assure you with some intentional changes, it is easily doable and delicious!
To read more about the recent research, go to this link: https://www.ifm.org/news-insights/study-links-maternal-gluten-intake-type-1-diabetes-children/