Coeliac disease is a condition where an intolerance to gluten causes small bowel inflammation and damage. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. The only treatment for coeliac disease is a life-long gluten-free diet. Coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes can occur together because they are both autoimmune diseases. It’s estimated that 5% of people with type 1 diabetes may have coeliac disease.
Read more in our Coeliac disease factsheet.