4 Things I Want You To Know About Celiac Disease

Today is Celiac Disease Awareness Day, so I thought I would share a few thoughts.  For some reason my brain is working in fours today, so here you go.

Four things I want you to know about Celiac Disease:

1.  Celiac Disease is not a fad.  It’s a sucky disease.

2.  Celiac Disease is an “invisible illness” which makes it hard for people to understand.  Hint: If you want to know how your celiac friend is doing, look into their eyes.  The eyes are the window of the celiac soul.

3.  Celiac Disease is about more than going gluten-free.  I wish it was that simple, I used to think it was that simple, but it’s not.

4.  The brightest spot in all of this is the Celiac Community.  My GFF‘s lighten the load considerably.  If you have celiac disease, you should get plugged in because it’s much harder to do this alone.

My four most popular posts about Celiac Disease:

5 Things I’m Learning About Life with an Autoimmune Disease

What I want you to know about Celiac Disease

What Celiac Disease is Really Like

Dude, this is harder than I thought

Four of my favorite Celiac bloggers:

Gluten Dude

Celiac and the Beast

Rock a Healthy Lifestyle

Gluten Free Traveller

Four of my favorite Celiac shirts:

Gluten Free Shirts by Celiac and the Beast

{Buy these awesome shirts from Erica at Celiac and the Beast.}

Four groups of people who make living with Celiac Disease a little less sucky:

1.  My incredibly supportive family.

2.  My friends who call from the grocery store to check labels and go out of their way to make me feel included with safe food at a party.

3.  My encouraging celiac community.

4.  My readers (YOU!) who take the time to read posts like this.

Happy Celiac Disease Awareness Day!

  • Joenanna September 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I’m a Pollyanna, so yes, Happy Celiac Awareness Day. If one person would share with just one other person……

  • Beth B September 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I just found your web site and I’m really happy that I did!! I was diagnosed with Celiac about 2 1/2 years ago. Alot of days are great and completely ‘normal’ But some are certainly NOT. I’ve not really searched out a group of celiacs, or a support group or anything, but I think I’ve been wrong in that, I do need help from people who know EXACTLY what I’m dealing with. Not to say that I don’t have a supportive family and friends – who often call from the grocery store about GF products, but it still would be nice to connect with people who have the same issues.