Hi, I am a brand new member and Im not quite sure what I am doing. Figured I would give this a try because it would be nice to have people to talk to that understand the seriousness of celiac disease and how difficult it can be to follow a gluten free diet. I was diagnosed some mths ago and still have difficulty making sure that I am steering clear of gluten. I read all the labels but none the less I know that here and there some gluten is getting into my system. When I do ingest gluten, I dont really get too many symptoms to let me know but I know my body well enough that I can feel some differences, such as upset stomach or diarrhea, but that doesnt always happen. Maybe this is not a good thing though because I am doing internal damage to my intestines without realizing it. I know now, after reading the most recent issue of Woman's Day Magazine about "The Disease in Disguise" that I need to research and gather more information than I currently know. There are times that I know I am cheating but in reality there is no cheating allowed!! There can be very serious consequences to pay and it's time I realized that I am shortening my life by doing so.
I would be very interested in any feedback from fellow celiacs.