Had my first group appointment with the dietician yesterday. Actually there was 2 dieticians present, as one was taking over 'the groups of coeliacs'. Throughout the 2 hrs, they constantly referred to 'coeliacs' and I'm feeling a bit offended by this use of this language.
At work I'm hearing how somebody has a friend who's a coeliac.
I currently work with people 'living with dementia' and in the past I've worked with persons 'living with HIV or AIDs', etc.
I'm an individual who lives with coeliac disease. Call me a Canadian but please don't call me a coeliac, I'm much more complex than that.