There are a lot of benefits to being gluten free. Whether you're gluten free because of Celiac Disease, wheat allergy, gluten allergy, your physician prescribed it for you, or you're making a lifestyle change, you'd be pleased to know that a gluten free diet may actually help lower the risk of Diabetes, especially in women.
Researchers in Denmark theorize that women who are pregnant and are on a gluten free diet can lower the risk of Diabetes in their babies.
More about this study can be found at www.celiac.com/articles/23701/1/Can-a-Gluten-free-Diet-Lower-the-Risk-of-Diabetes/Page1.html.
When it comes to a gluten free diet, make sure you're eating the right foods. Gluten free baked goods tend to have a lot of processed carbs, butter, and ingredients that no human being can pronounce. While these baked goods are okay to have once in a while, I recommend sticking to naturally gluten free foods: meat (if you eat meat), fruits, vegetables, and dairy (if you aren't allergic).
By staying away from the processed baked goods, you're helping to keep the risk of developing diabetes very low. Plus you are doing something very good for your body. You're feeding it nutrients to keep it strong and healthy. You and I both know, us Celiacs need all the nutrients our bodies can absorb!