Association of type 1 diabetes and celiac disease: the lived for this double pathology


F.Ben Mami
I.Ben Ammar
B.El Felah
A Achour


Background: the association of diabetes type 1 and celiac disease seems to pose many problems diagnostic, therapeutic and psychological.
Aim of our work is to study in eight patients with type 1 diabetes associated with celiac disease their daily experience and the constraints that this pathological association imposes.
Methods: This cross-sectional study involved eight patients with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease known for at least 1 year. All patients were given a thorough interrogation specifying the regular monitoring of the two diseases and the quality of the observance of the diabetic dietary and gluten-free diet, as well as an  assessment of impact of diabetes.
Results: the caloric intake in relation to the recommendations is very insufficient. Taking snack is not respected. There is also the consumption of certain foods containing gluten masked and regular consumption of sucrose by our patients despite a long-term evolution of diabetes (19 ± 6 years) and celiac disease (11 ± 7.8 years). Half of patients have degenerative complications of diabetes.
Conclusion: In light of these results, a frequent evaluation of nutrition education in these patients and a psychological care seems necessary.


Type 1 diabetes, Celiac disease, Free diet, Tracking



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