Today marks my fourteen year Coeliac Anniversary - my Coeliacversary.
I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease fourteen years ago today. And so began my journey into the gluten free world.
What is Coeliac Disease?
Coeliac Disease is a lifelong autoimmune condition, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. In Coeliac Disease the immune system mistakes substances found inside gluten as a threat to the body and attacks them. This can trigger a number of painful, horrible, stressful and uncomfortable symptoms.
In the UK it's estimated that 1 in 100 people have the condition.
Living a gluten free life
|I'm still alive and kicking as I've avoided gluten (my Kryptonite) since 2008|
|My life as a Coeliac in LEGO form|
While having a life-long condition such as Coeliac Disease can be a pain - and horrible if I 'get glutened' - having the disease has had some positives. I've met great people since my diagnosis and have made some brilliant friends who I've met through Coeliac groups. I've also blogged a lot about living with the condition and the great free from food and drink I've found since 2008.