The Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign helped me when I was first adopting a gluten free lifestyle. and I want to share this valuable resource with you. http://www.celiac.nih.gov. The Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign of the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
The awareness campaign began in 2006 and according to the campaign website “seeks to heighten awareness of celiac disease among health care professionals and the public.” As a part of this mission it provides educational materials about celiac disease including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management to both medical professionals and the general public. The Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign website is a good place to find research articles as well as practical, general information for living with the disease.
If you have just been diagnosed, the Awareness Campaign website is a good place to start. Of course there are lots of online support groups and people with opinions, but the information is not always accurate. Start with the Awareness Campaign first to get a good foundation of reliable information before venturing out into gluten free cyberspace.