With so many gluten free/free from foods entering the supermarkets as the big players all clamber for a slice of the Coeliac £ we were thinking how it must have been for people diagnosed in previous decades. Whilst post war there was a tendency to cook fresh foods and eat from scratch the convenience market soon grew at a pace.
We've seen some mention of bread being available in tins which makes our ability to pick up a loaf off the shelf a luxury, albeit at a premium price.
Do you remember a parent, grandparent dealing with their CD?
What sort of medical advice was given following diagnosis? How long did it take you to get diagnosed? Were you left out on a limb and told to get on with it? Did you receive follow up medical checks? How did you source your gf foodstuff?
It would be interesting to hear what life was like managing Coeliacs in previous decades. If you're happy to share your memories it would be good to hear your experiences.