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National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May is recognized as the National Celiac Disease Awareness Month - Horray for May!!   For a disease that affects about 1 in133 Americans that are commonly misdiagnosed, it only makes sense to have national awareness day.  I have been diagnosed for about 10 years now and I have been so thrilled with how much the awareness of celiac disease has grown and how manufacturers, restaurants and schools are becoming aware of the need for a gluten free diet.  I used to dread going out to social events or dining
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out because I didn't want to appear that I was being disrespectful, high maintenance, but most importantly I didn't want to risk getting sick.  Thankfully, in the past couple of years, I have found a number of gluten free restaurants that make for a quick meal or for a nice date night out.  I am very grateful for everyone who did their part to help raise awareness of this disease as well as the need for a gluten free diet, for whatever the reason.  Let's continue to do our part to make life easier for those in need of a gluten free diet.

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Herb

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12 May 2011 1:24:02 PM PDT
Hello, I never knew how hard it was to help people that need to have gluten free products to eat! Love your blog lots of great information!

 
Julia

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02 Nov 2011 2:38:24 PM PDT
I like your blogs.




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