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Kate H

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hi all,

i was just diagnosed this past january. i was just wondering if there was someone around my age who would be willing to talk to me about it or could give me some advice. i'm 21 and in my last year of university. i was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 9 and had my colon removed at 14, so anyone with both IBD and celiac i'd also be interested in talking to.

be well, and thanks!

kate

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I'm sure some younger people will say hi, but I know there are a lot of people in your age group on this list. Take some time out and read a lot of the topics in this list, you'll learn a lot. I've been diagnosed for 5+ years now and if it were not for this list I couldn't have done it. Everyone has been very helpful.

My daughter is on this list too (she's younger then you at 16) and she's been gluten-free now for only a month and doing pretty well. There is a learning curve to figuring this all out so don't beat yourself up if it takes a while but after time (at least for me) I don't even think about it very often, its all just second nature to me when I go shopping and such.

Welcome to the group.

Susan

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hi all,

i was just diagnosed this past january. i was just wondering if there was someone around my age who would be willing to talk to me about it or could give me some advice. i'm 21 and in my last year of university. i was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 9 and had my colon removed at 14, so anyone with both IBD and celiac i'd also be interested in talking to.

be well, and thanks!

kate

I'm 20 and I've been gluten-free for, geez, more than seven years! The best advice I can give is to not cheat, though it may be quite hard not to. Be careful what you buy and always read the ingredients (though it seems you don't have to much anymore, as more food companies print what allergens may exist below the ingredient list). I know Wild Oats has a large selection of gluten-free food items, but they are $$$. The longer you stay gluten-free, the better you'll feel.

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Hi Kate,

My daughter was just recently diagnosed as well. She is twenty-one and joined the forum last week. I'll be sure to let her know you are a member of this elite club as well. She is going off to new university in the fall and would love to have someone to talk to.

Best to you,

Maureen

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