This is something that interests me as the food side of the diet is catered for yet the psychological impact is left to the individual. And how many others are afraid of being made ill by resteraunts so they avoid eating out and have since diagnosis? Just look at the survey on here and extrapilate that to the 125K diagnosed coeliac in the UK.
I have a friend who is physically disabled and his disability started in his mid 40's when his right foot started to tingle and get pins in needles and then one morning he woke up in agony and his foot was really swollen. He went from being physically active and going hiking to having to walk with sticks and he was telling me how angry he felt at first and how he still feels why me? its just not fair and I told him that I felt the same with my diet and he was domfounded and said he'd always seen me as someone who is lucky and has an enviable life style.
I believe that the vast majority of coeliac feel this regardless of their life styles or how well we deal with our diets. And I think that this is important for other coeliac to know that we share these types of emotions. Because our self esteem affects how we as coeliac interact with others in so many ways.
I think other than a cure the one thing that would greatly improve how I feel about myself as a coeliac would be dedicated wheatfree/gluten free shops and bakeries + cafe's all over the place.