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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Support Group In Michigan?

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Are there any support groups in Michigan? I live in southeast michigan, but go to school at Central michigan in mt. pleasant. Anyone else from Michigan?

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Coldwater - Resource:

Contact: Bruce & Ruth Young

335 Barnhart Road

Coldwater, MI 49036

Tel: (517) 278-8248

Escanaba - Resource:

Contact: David A. Jondrow

312 Minneapolis Ave.

Gladstone, MI 49837

Tel: (906) 428-1621

Flint - Support Group

Contact 1: Nyla E. Wilson

Mid-Michigan Celiacs

11029 Phyllis Drive

Clio, MI 48420

Tel: (810) 686-2539

Contact 2: Lucille & Richard King

5417 Sunset

Midland, MI 48640

Tel: (517) 631-5640

E-mail: RKing2388@aol.com

Gladstone - Resource:

Contact 1: David A. Jondrow

312 Minneapolis Avenue

Gladstone, MI 49837

Tel: (906) 428-1621

Grand Rapids -Support Group

Contact: Mitzi J. Berkhout

West Michigan Celiac Support Group

753 Parkway Dr NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Tel: (616) 363-5749

Contact 2: Sue Baker

686 Carpenter N.W.

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Tel: (616) 691-4906

Contact 3: Rosalynn Hausman

E-mail: mwhausman@aol.com

Lansing - Support Group

Contact 1: Marian Narodowiec

Michigan Capital Celiacs/DH

204 N. Matthews St.

Mason, MI 48854-1339

Tel: (517) 676-1882

E-mail: MLNarodowiec@cablespeed.com

Contact 2: Greta DeWolf

1815 Sandhill Rd.

Mason, MI 48854

Tel: (517) 349-0294

E-mail: kwpq50a@prodigy.com

Contact 3. Kelly Yoakam

E-mail: BYoakam@aol.com

Support Group

Contact: Donovan J. Sprick

Mid-Michigan Chapter (CSA)

Tel: (313) 733-6857

Dryden - Support Group

Tri-County Celiac Support Group, SE Michigan

Newsletter information:

Spru-Nik Press, Editors:

Contact 1: Robin Donagrandi

21580 Birchwood

Farmington, MI 48336

E-mail: TCCSG@twmi.rr.com

Contact 2: Marcia Campbell

47829 Vistas Circle N

Canton, MI 48188

E-mail: MARCIA1@prodigy.net


Internet: www.tccsg.com

Traverse City - Support Group

Contact: Sandra Cartwright

Traverse Area Gluten Free Support Group (CSA/USA chap. #21)

PO Box 4112

Traverse City, MI 49685-4112

Tel: (231) 947-8324

E-mail: Scarttc@aol.com

Contact 2: Carolyn Hollenbeck

Tel: (231) 947-9372

Contact 3: Joe Galea

Tel: (231) 264-6272

E-mail jtg@prodigy.net

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Guest GFLisa0405

Wow thanks! Do any of you go to support groups? What are they like? Hey another Chippewa! What'd you major in?

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Nope, I don't go to any of those... I live in New York City, lol :lol: . Just got the list off this site...

Oh! Oops, you mean support groups in general :) ...I haven't. I like these online ones and most of them aren't in Manhattan--they're in some other borough, often Long Island. I thought about it in the beginning, but found this board to be a more valuable resource ;)

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I went to some support groups a few times when I was younger w/ my mom. THey were actually in michigan too! I think they helped me as a kid because it was the first time I saw other people like me. We didn't have the internet back then and stuff like that. I think they help because you get to talk to people and get stories about how they handle things and what they do. But as celiac3270 said, this online thing is kinda just the same. But I encourage you to go though. They may be different by now, I went when I was about 12 and now i'm 23 so i'm sure they have changed, You are from the south east, the Tri County Group down there does a lot of stuff. They even have a website www.tccsg.com. Actually on the 30th of april they are having a food fair. Anyways hope this helps.


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Thanks Dave, yeah I'm defiantely glad for this website- it helps out a lot. I don't thikn I'd be very comfrotable going to a support group. Where are you from? When does Ferris state get out? I'm finally done with classes- only 2 days of finals left!

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Hello! I am new to this also, and I too live in Michigan! I am in the Thumb area on the sunrise side! Thanks Dave for the Tri-County info site. Looks like I am a day late for the Food Fair. I am sure there will be more! I look forward to chatting with you all! Have a great Monday!...... Niccole.

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I went to the gluten-free food fair on Saturday.

Whole Foods market was there with samples of the gluten-free bakery items. They were great! The products are in the store available this week!

If anyone wants doughnuts, I suggest Celiac Specialties in Chesterfield, Mi. If you live downriver, Celiac Products www.celiacproducts.net they are in Wyandotte, Mi. The store is opening this week, no specific date was given. They are going to carry Celiac specialty bakery products and they are very nice people to talk to.

There were to chefs that would cater special events. One was selling special spice blends. One was offering in home services. He will come into your house and prepare meals in advance for you.

Bean flour and bean flour products were everywhere.

The gluten free beer was great! Never realized I missed til I tasted it.

I had a nice time. They were a lot of knowledgeable people there. I even got to see a Detroit sports icon there too.


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Are there any support groups in Michigan? I live in southeast michigan, but go to school at Central michigan in mt. pleasant. Anyone else from Michigan?


:unsure: My doctor told me there is a support group here in SE Michigan, but I forgot which city it was in. Today is the first day I am on the diet. From what I see so far, this is a great site.


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Wow--look at all of you from Michigan. Michigan is where I was born and raised. I also raised my children there and my grandkids are growing up there. I live on Long Island New York now and love it. My sister is a member of the Lansing area celiac group. I have gone to a celiac group here---Suffolk County Celiacs. The meetings are nice, but it's always about tasting foods and they meet often at restuarants and I just dont enjoy it. There are so many things I cant have now. We had gluten-free pizza and gluten-free choc cake one night and I was so sick in the morning, I almost missed work. I dont enjoy that--so, I normally dont go. I did attend the night that Dr. Peter Green from Columbia U came and that was very interesting. Deb

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