Thursday, March 05, 2015

Coeliac Awareness Week in Australia

This year Coeliac Awareness Week in Australia is 13 to 20 March. 

I recently saw a post on the Coeliac Queensland Facebook page about the upcoming Coeliac Awareness Week in Australia.

Coeliac Disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten and the only treatment is to adhere to a strict gluten free diet.

Coeliac Australia is aiming to ensure an increase in the number of medical practitioners who are aware of the correct diagnosis procedure and model of care for Coeliac Disease.

While public recognition of Coeliac disease is high, it is one of the most under-diagnosed conditions and awareness of the condition by medical professionals continues to be low.

In the UK Coeliac Awareness Week will run from 11 to 17 May.

This year Coeliac UK's Awareness Week activities will be focusing on changing the current state of diagnosis in the UK.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is the group behind Celiac Awareness Day in the USA, taking place on Sunday 13 September. The NFCA also supports Celiac Awareness Month in May.

- Coeliac Australia
- Coeliac Queensland website
Coeliac UK
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Coeliac Awareness Week 2015

Related blog posts:
- Coeliac Awareness Week 2015
Minigolfing gluten free in Margate
Funny things about being a Coeliac
Gluten Free
Read my Gluten Free Journey blog on the Udi's gluten free website

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