Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Happy Gluten Free Thanksgiving!
I am stepping away from my usual informative posts to reflect on the many things that I have become thankful since my diagnosis with Celiac Disease:
First to a great primary care doctor that was the first to consider my medical issues might be related to Celiac Disease.
For a disease whose sole treatment is diet alone.
Because of my diagnosis other family members were screened and their disease was caught in a timely manner rather than suffering years of tests and medical complications.
For my body responding to a gluten free diet and my anemia resolving so that my MD said "WOW, you have improved so much it looks like you have had a blood transfusion!"
For very supportive family, friends, and coworkers.
To already be working and trained in the field of nutrition and special diets as a registered dietitian. My diagnosis has truely given me new empathy and insight to those that must follow a special diet for a variety of medical needs.
For all the foods that are naturally gluten free.
For the exploding gluten free food market, the options seem to be endless.
For living in a great area that offers many places to shop for gluten free foods.
For the support of national and local support groups, that make following a gluten free diet so much easier.
For Zach's creating the Gluten Free North Carolina network and for giving me the opportunity to write for Gluten Free Durham.
We all have much to be Thankful for....
Have a Wonderful Gluten Free Thanksgiving,