I have to talk about my disease because I am usually at a gathering where we are eating. So it comes up. I have never had anyone say anything negative. I have heard the "ohhh I feel so sorry for you" and like someone stated "I would just die if I couldn't eat bread" LOL I just say well It is a diet that is not my choice to make, I have got to follow it or be sick for the rest of my life. But really I have not had any negativity . I find people are more curious than ever about it. I also have had someone say "I should follow that diet." lol I am waiting to find a person that is negative because I will probably let them have it with both barrels.
I've posted on my Facebook page a lot of information about Celiac disease and gluten intolerance. I've had a number of my friends contact me because they've noticed they have some of the symptoms. (I give them my doctors' names and suggest they see them!)
When they ask about my not being able to eat bread, I let them know that I eat a lot of bread! I tell them about the gluten free bread I bake at home with Jules Shepard's flour and how my home made bread is so much better than any store bought bread! That usually surprises people.
I tell them that while I eat differently than they do, there's almost nothing I can't make gluten free. I eat really well these days. I miss nothing about my old gluten filled diet and I enjoy having my health back!