Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Celiac Disease Awareness Month: Undiagnosed - Awareness

As I mentioned yesterday, a large number of people may be running around with Celiac Disease and not even know. Why is this?

There are a few reasons, and I'm going to cover them this week.

The first is that despite the fact that the gluten-free diet runs rampant, Celiac remains a widely unknown disease. Most people don't know what it is, or what it means, even if they have heard of the gluten-free diet.

The only way to combat this is to keep talking about Celiac Disease, and encourage people to get tested for it. As I've already mentioned at the beginning of the month, Celiac disease is relatively easy to test for. Every time someone talks about wanting to try eating gluten-free, I encourage them to get tested for Celiac Disease first. Better safe than sorry, right?

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