Coeliac UK’s Awareness Week starts on Monday 14th May.
Coeliac Disease is a lifelong autoimmune condition, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. In Coeliac Disease, the immune system mistakes substances found inside gluten as a threat to the body and attacks them. This can trigger a number of painful, stressful and uncomfortable symptoms.
Next month is my tenth year gluten free. Any suggestions for how I can celebrate my Coeliacversary?
|My life as a Coeliac in LEGO form|
Having suffered from a range of symptoms for around ten years I finally received a positive diagnosis of Coeliac Disease following some 'interesting' tests and procedures in 2008. It came as a relief to finally have a name for the mysterious cause of my illnesses and ailments, but at the time I was only given a brief summary and told that I'd have to "cut down on bread and beer". It was only later when I met with my Gastroenterologist and a dietitian that I found out that the only treatment for people with Coeliac Disease is a strict, life-long gluten free diet.
|There's no sign of gluten in me|
For more information about Coeliac Disease and Coeliac UK's Awareness Week visit the Coeliac UK website.
May is Celiac Awareness Month in the USA.