Got Type 1 Diabetes? Get Screened for Celiac Disease


Are you between the ages of 8-45 years? If you are then you might be eligible to participate in a research study, the CD-Diet study, to find out how often individuals with Type 1 diabetes test positive for celiac disease even though they don’t have symptoms. Getting screened for celiac disease involves a simple blood test and completion of a questionnaire. The screening is ongoing across the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario. For further details, please contact the CD-DIET Staff at 416-813-7654, ext. 201713 or You can also find more information on

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The CD-Diet (Celiac Disease and Diabetes – Dietary Intervention and Evaluation Trial (CD-DIET) – Screening study is a multicentre randomized controlled trial which will involve 7000 individuals (8-45 years of age), who have had type 1 diabetes for at least 1 year. This study will screen eligible people with Type 1 Diabetes for Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is a medical condition whereby eating foods that contain a protein called gluten causes inflammation of the intestine. Gluten is found in three different grains (wheat, rye and barley) which are often used to make foods like breads, pasta and cereals. People with Type 1 Diabetes are at increased risk of developing Celiac Disease. Between 5 – 7% of people with Type 1 Diabetes will develop Celiac Disease. The purpose of this screening study is to identify people who may be eligible for the second phase of the study which will be focused on people with Type 1 Diabetes who have Celiac Disease without symptoms. This will be examining the short-term effects of following a gluten-free diet or a regular gluten-containing diet in people with Type 1 Diabetes who have Celiac Disease without symptoms.

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