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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Hi, I was wondering if anyone will be going of to Illinois Weselyan this fall in Bloomington-Normal, IL area. My daughter who is Celiac since Oct. of 2005 is heading off there in the fall and I thought I might be able to get her some info as far as restaurants and Health food store that she could go to. The chef has said he will accomodate her at the dining hall. But, as nice as he was it is easier said than done..but, we are hopeful. Any suggestions or thoughts would help..Thanks so much..DEB
  3. Hi all, My poor Britnee has been gluten free since Oct. and just these last few days she is feeling the symptoms like before. Bloated, constipated, tired(yet can't sleep) and even an acne breakout. I am not sure what could of "glutinized' her but, whatever it is she is anxious to get rid of it. She also has broken up with a bloyfriend that she dated for a year and a half so, could the stress have brought on these symptoms? If anyone has any quick fixes to get de-glutinized please let me know. Thanks!
  4. Hi..I am so sorry it took me so long to write back..I have not checked this site for a while..But, so happens we went to Illinois Wesleyan for a audition with Brit on Saturday and we are waitng to hear from them. it will not be for about 4-6 weeks, But, I will get back with you if IW is the place she decides on. Thanks so much..It is great to have a person who knows the area..Her other choices are Butler and Northwestern! Thanks again, DEB
  5. I am a Mom of a 17 year old newly diagnosed celiac disease and she will be off to college this coming Fall..Well, needless to say we are overwhelmed. We live in Illinois and I'm sure Brit will be staying close. We are a very close Mom and Daughter team and her going off to college was a teary-eyed subject before the diagnosis. Now, this has added another issue to the "you'll be ok" subject. She is very bright and now a fun-loving, free spirit again. I can not believe the change in one month off the gluten. She was in so much pain with her belly for so long it changed her whole personality. But, thank goodness "SHE"S BACK" and we can forget about the past..But, oh the future. I have read your article on "preparing a celiac for college" and it was really great info. Now, I need to put it all to work. I really wish I could find more celiac disease kids that will be attending the same college (which at this point we are still trying to figure out). It would be great if somehow we could post somewhere a list of our kids colleges and see if we couldn't try to hook kids up at least for support system while at school.Have any ideas how to do that? Maybe a website for celiac disease's and college names and then you could respond to those emails? I don't know but, I think that would help Brit..Well, I need to go. This new phase in our life has me running to 3 different grocery store and if takes a lot of time to read the labels. But, we will survive and seeing Brit smile again makes it all worth it..I'd love to hear from you if you have any ideas or any other articles about college that you can send
  6. How About Chicago?

    Hi Denice, I live in Lisle and the Whole Foods is in Wheaton..Sorry!
  7. How About Chicago?

    yes..thanks..I know they have one every third Thursday at Whole Foods..Unfortunetly I haven't been able to make one yet..Although, we just found out last month and this months and next are on days I can't make it...I know it will be great for us when I can get there! Hi Denice, Yes..Arlington Heights would be ok..Maybe it would be on another day than the one out here at Whole Foods..Arlington Heights is sort of far but, it could give me an excuse to stop at Woodfield on the way..haha! If you have any info on the meeting I'd love it..Thanks!
  8. How About Chicago?

    Hi..I am the proud Mom of a very newly diagnosed 17 year old with celiac..I have adopted the diet so that Brit doesn't have to worry about what she eats while at home. Our home is all gluten-free. I have researched and researched and feel that we have made great progress. She is even feeling better and that is the best part of it all. I was wondering if there was anyone with a older teen in our area. We live in Lisle in the western suburbs. My concern lies ahead with college next year. I have contacted a few of her choices and I am waiting to see if they offer special food services to our "special" kids..thanks for any advice! DEB