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HI:

I know that there is an active Celiac Group in Colorado Springs. But I was wondering how many people in Teller County need to be gluten-free...

If you are living in Teller County contact me because I would love to join a group and work on gluten-free awareness in Woodland Park.

Laura Hatfield

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HI:

I know that there is an active Celiac Group in Colorado Springs. But I was wondering how many people in Teller County need to be gluten-free...

If you are living in Teller County contact me because I would love to join a group and work on gluten-free awareness in Woodland Park.

Laura Hatfield

Laura, I was diagnosed less than a week ago and would love to find that group. Did you ever find one? Is there a chance you can educate me on resources for food and assistance in our area?

Kelly

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Welcome, Kelly! Please note that this is a very old post and the original poster hasn't been on the forum for almost 6 years.

Thank you. I was hoping she was still on the forums. We are in a little mountain town, so finding resources and support is difficult. And I am so new to gluten-free that I am overwhelmed.

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My daughter, who also has celiac, lives in Denver and I know it's a gluten-free haven. How far are you from a larger city that has a Whole Foods or Safeway?

I understand how overwhelming it is to be newly diagnosed. We were all there at one time but it does get much easier. In the meantime your best bet is to stick to whole foods like meats, fruits and veggies and familiarize yourself with the diet before you start adding in a lot of processed foods. You'll find a wealth of info on the forum.

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My daughter, who also has celiac, lives in Denver and I know it's a gluten-free haven. How far are you from a larger city that has a Whole Foods or Safeway?

I understand how overwhelming it is to be newly diagnosed. We were all there at one time but it does get much easier. In the meantime your best bet is to stick to whole foods like meats, fruits and veggies and familiarize yourself with the diet before you start adding in a lot of processed foods. You'll find a wealth of info on the forum.

Thank you. I am only about 45 minutes from Colorado Springs, but I am unable to drive due to medical restrictions so it fees much, much further. I buy whatever I need online most of the time. Can you tell me what grains and flours you would buy right off and an online resource? Also, can you tell me more about what you know about Denver? My dad lives there so it would be nice to know something when I visit.

Kelly

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Thank you. I am only about 45 minutes from Colorado Springs, but I am unable to drive due to medical restrictions so it fees much, much further. I buy whatever I need online most of the time. Can you tell me what grains and flours you would buy right off and an online resource? Also, can you tell me more about what you know about Denver? My dad lives there so it would be nice to know something when I visit.

Kelly

It's too bad that you can't drive as I'm sure Colorado Springs would have a lot of options for you. I haven't been to Denver since I was diagnosed so really can't tell you much more about it. If you could get to Whole Foods when you visit your Dad, you'd probably be in 7th heaven. But then the large supermarkets have a lot of options, too. I know my daughter shops at Whole Foods but also occasionally shops at Safeway and Target.

Personally I have a lot of different flours (too many actually) but you can mix up your own simple mix using white rice flour, tapioca flour/starch and potato starch plus xanthan gum. Potato starch should not be confused with potato flour, which is a different product. The ones I buy locally are usually made by Bob's Red Mill and I have bought rice flour in an Asian store.

Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix is also another product I like a alot and I get it on the subscribe-and-save plan from Amazon.

Hopefully someone from Colorado will see this and chime in to give you some recommendations. You might want to read a lot in the Gluten-Free Recipes section for lots of info.

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