ABSOLUTELY! MY HUSBAND & I BOTH TAKE IT EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY. And we both happen to be some of those that Barty talked about who have dh. I'm not saying celiac disease without dh is any less serious than having dh added into the mix but dh sure will make you wake up & smell the roses!!!!!
And I choose to help people who come here, especially to the dh forum, because when I needed it, there were those here who helped me & I wish to pay it forward but those are not the only reasons..... I also have a real desire to help those who have dh & are maybe not as bad off yet as I was/am. I hope to help them understand what lies in store for them for years if they do not take the diet seriously & to help them understand that going gluten-free is not a magic, instantaneous cure for dh & to help them understand why dh will/can hang around so long after one is gluten-free.
I can't tell you how many celiacs who have been gluten-free for years have come on the dh forum with the rash after having gotten accidentally glutened. I will say that it is very difficult to have any sympathy for those who come on saying they cheated with a smiley & crying the blues because they now have dh.