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Hi! I'm an italian mother and my 5 years old daughter has coeliac disease from the age of 15 months. We' d like to travel abroad and I'd love to know how foreign people face this disease in their own society. Thanks to all of you!

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Hi! I'm an italian mother and my 5 years old daughter has coeliac disease from the age of 15 months. We' d like to travel abroad and I'd love to know how foreign people face this disease in their own society. Thanks to all of you!

so, do u live in Italy?? or are u in America, but just of Italian descent? i have read that Italy is quite accomadating to Celiacs... America is pretty accomadating too- BUT it really depends on what part of the country you visit- some places are really great!, others are not.

i imagine there are a lot of countries in Europe that are aware and do-able, i would suspect Russia is still in the dark. i used to live in Japan- great great country- but i dont think they are aware of Celiac at all.

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Hi! I'm an italian mother and my 5 years old daughter has coeliac disease from the age of 15 months. We' d like to travel abroad and I'd love to know how foreign people face this disease in their own society. Thanks to all of you!

Hi, I wouldnt worry at all, i have been all over the place with it and have been fine... so long as you write down a few important things like the translation for 'gluten free' and no wheat flour etc in the language relevant to where you are going most places are pretty good, in spain they had a good selection in the small rural supermarket we went to and then in italy (as you will probably know) they pharmacy was very good... England and America there are no problems...

hope this helps

jemma x

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I live in Italy at the moment and here we don't have any problems with eating places, supermarkets or something else, but next year we'll go to live abroad, maybe in England, and we would like to know how face the disease in another society different from mine... I hope to find a help as good as that I have in my country...for example in Italy some laws ensure us up to a certain amount a month for buying gluten free products and this is great!

Some relatives of mine live in Oregon and we'd love to go to them before a final move to another country ( but it much depends by the work...).

Thanks a lot!!!

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Welcome here! My husband and I have a house in Croatia we will be moving to but are currently living in Canada. But we LOVE to travel all over Europe. Italy is known to be one of the easiest places to live gluten free but my understanding that England is knowledgable as well. It was such a treat to be in Italy in May without any issues or concerns at all! I have been to England many times but not since my celiac diagnosis.

In Alberta, Canada, where I live most people have no awareness or knowledge about celiac disease (except for large cities such as Edmonton and Calgary). There are no restaurants closer than three hours away I can safely eat at. Thankfully more and more gluten-free products are becoming available in our stores. Many of our doctors (like the US) also have very limited knowledge or experience in it, too. Our labeling laws are set to improve vastly by next August which will help a great deal.

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