We all know that having Coeliac Disease means we have to strictly avoid gluten in foods and drinks, over the counter medicines etc. Yet it can be tough for Coeliacs (e.g. at school, university, those who travel a lot), to comply with a strict gf diet due to the peer pressure around food and socialising.
So if you're happy to share your experiences, tell us what and when you eat gluten and we'll see if we can share some tips on how to keep you away from the tempting gluten. Do you find it difficult at work events and just eat what you're given and suffer the consequences? Do you think a pint of beer now and again is worth some mild stomach upset and foggy headedness in return for the taste? Or were you diagnosed later in life and just find it too hard to read the labels, too expensive to shop gf and just prefer to muddle on as you were? If you weren't a 'typical' Coeliac before diagnosis (i.e before diagnosis) do you find it hard as you don't get any obvious side effects from ingesting gluten ?
Do you think more support is needed for Coeliacs / parents at diagnosis e.g. diet planners, counselling, positive role models, Coeliac buddies to help you make gluten free a positive habit and lifestyle change?