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Kels18

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  1. My Birthday Surprise

    YUM!!!! That sounds amazing! Happy Birthday!
  2. 1. sex: F 2. age: 15 3. ethnic group: Caucasian 4. age at which you were diagnosed: 15 months 5. How did you feel when you were diagnosed? Can't remember I was a baby 6. Did you have health problems in childhood? No, not after I was diagnosed. 7. How well do you maintain a gluten-free diet? I never go off the diet. X I absolutely never eat gluten __ I very rarely eat gluten that I know of __ I try not to eat gluten but I sometimes cheat or don't know __ I don't maintain a gluten-free diet as well as I should __ I don't maintain a gluten-free diet at all 8. What are some of the main difficulties you face in maintaining a gluten-free diet? X Price of gluten-free food __ Availability of gluten-free food __ Taste of gluten-free food __ Preparation of gluten-free food X Public awareness of gluten intolerance/celiac disease __ Knowing and understanding what foods you can and cannot eat __ Reading and memorizing labeling on foods __ Dining out __ Traveling __ Other: 9. What type of symptoms do you face when gluten is ingested? Xnausea/vomiting __diarrhoea __ mouth ulcers stomach pains fatigue/tiredness other(s) : 10. How comfortable are you eating in restaurants or public situations? __ Very comfortable: I have no problem at all X Comfortable: It's not too much of a problem or embarassment for me __Slightly uncomfortable: I sometimes feel it a hassle or embarassing to ask about or identify gluten-free food __Uncomfortable: I often feel it a hassle or embarassing to ask about or identify gluten-free food __ Very uncomfortable: I avoid dining in public situations if at all possible __It is often/always a hassle, but it's a hassle I've become comfortable with. 11. If you ever do feel uncomfortable, where and why exactly does this usually happen? 12. How do you deal with situations in which you must dine out? __ Don't eat X Only eat what you know or can assume is gluten free __ Eat what they have out of politeness, even if it may contain gluten __ Ask for a gluten free dish __Other 13. In most restaurants, do you find that waiters/waitresses/managers/cooks are aware and accomodating to gluten free requests? Aware-no, accomodating-yes 14. If a device were available that allowed you to test you food for gluten in public situations, would you use it? YES 15. What are some features it would need or you would like it to have? (for example: size, accuracy, speed, etc.) all of the above 16. What aspects might make you refrain from using it? I suppose if it was too big/too costly per use 17. About how much would you be willing to spend on a device like this? Depends on the accuracy and how portable it was, but if it worked I would deff. consider any price. 18. Would you be willing to participate in later product testing and further interviewing as this project develops? Yes
  3. Survey

    1. Do you have Celiac Disease? Yes 2. Do you have Type I Diabetes? No 3. Sex Female
  4. 1. how long have you had coeliac? Since I was a baby 2. At what age were you diagnosed? 15 months 3. what foods do you miss out on? I can't remember ever eating gluten foods 4. How much does it cost to stay gluten free? It is more exspensive than normal food...and not as easy to buy. 5. Do you ever wish that you didn't have coeliac? Sometimes 6. Does the food taste better or worse or the same as ordinary food? I dont remember eating gluten foods. 7. Have you ever eaten gluten without knowing it then suffered for it? Yes, and it is not good!