Coeliac disease and diabetes fact sheet
Coeliac disease is a condition where an intolerance to gluten causes inflammation and damage to the small bowel.
Coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes can occur together because they are both autoimmune conditions. It is estimated that 5 out of 100 of people with type 1 diabetes may have coeliac disease.
Some people with type 2 diabetes also develop coeliac disease, but the two conditions are not related.
Read more in our fact sheet Coeliac disease and diabetes.