I was born in Milwaukee, grew up in Greendale, attended UWM, and have resided in Kenosha for the last 20+ years.
I've been gluten free for eight years, along with my 13 year old daughter. I've been busy advocating about gluten sensitivity ever since we realized my daughter has gluten sensitivity. She doesn't have celiac disease, but had GI, skin, and neurological symptoms related to gluten. Try googling The Gluten File and it tells her story..can't post the link here.
I don't post here very often anymore, but I browse occasionally... and felt compelled to post on this Wisconsin thread! Anyway, I would be happy to help any of you who are new to this, especially those living in Kenosha.... so don't hesitate to contact me via email at this addy I've learned a lot over eight years .
For those in Kenosha looking for a support group... the Milwaukee Sprue Crew meets at the north side library every couple of months~ you can contact Bev Lieven. I attended a few meetings in the beginning, but just find online support groups easier! A local group can certainly help with best doctors, best places to shop, and have a more personal touch.
Here is a listing of WI CSA support groups... including Milwaukee's group.
And websites of two other WI groups:
East Central Wisconsin Gluten Free Group - http://ecwgfg.gfnavigator.org/
Wausau Celiac Support - http://www.celiacinw.../Home_Page.html
I also received this not long ago... looks like a group may be starting up in Racine as well.
Racine Celiacs…WFHC-All Saints Health Care is proud to announce a Celiac / Gluten-Free Support Group in the Racine area. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, April 19 from 3:00 -4:00 p.m at WFHC-All Saints St. Mary's Hospital on Spring Street--3800 block. Meeting will be held in the Racine Room, on the lower level by the cafeteria. Those affected by celiac disease / gluten free diet in Racine and the surrounding area are invited to attend. There is no charge. Contact Tricia Seidler FNP at (262) 687-5972 or Tricia.Seidler@wfhc.org if you would like to more information but are unable to attend this meeting.
This meeting is offered by WHFC-All Saints Health Care; supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and the Milwaukee Celiac-Sprue Crew. MCSC has ~50 present/past members in Racine County and All Saints is able to provide an regular meeting place. The location may prove convenient for those in SE Milwaukee County as well. There are lots of veteran/experienced celiacs in the area and also many newly diagnosed. This is an exciting opportunity and produce interesting results as area celiacs become involved.
I've shopped the Gluten Free Trading Company in Milwaukee on several occasions in the past (great place!), and Earthly Goods in Gurnee (not sure if it is still open)... but currently find everything I need at Woodman's in Kenosha. They have a very large gluten free section that just keeps growing!
Nice to meet you all!