The good news
... about having Coeliac Disease is that it is controllable, it maybe inconvinient, and the damage caused to the intestines will repair. The sooner the diagnosis, the sooner the diet can be changed and long term damage avoided. It is however, a total abstainance of all foods and products that contain gluten - cereals include wheat, barley, rye and oats.
The bad news
... about having Coeliac Disease is that you will be forever checking ingredients on packaging, asking restaurant waitresses if the chips are coated in flour and scouring your cosmetics boxes for the dreaded contents
And for children with Coeliac Disease
... going to a friend's house for tea, will always need to be catered for and possibly planned in advance BUT with the more and more products appearing at supermarkets, gluten free fish fingers and twirly pasta is easily stored.
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Branded products suitable for Coeliacs
More and more well known supermarkets and brands are claiming the Coeliac-friendly status, it's no longer a special trip to the health shop.