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    I don’t always know if I am helping, but I put my two cents in because no one should suffer alone. Even though Celiac disease is “small potatoes”, it affects our ability to “break bread” with our family and friends. We are no longer just people. We are different and when you are different people look at us with a variety of different issues. We are not part of the status quo. I am glad I found this site. It helps. Thank you Gluten Dude.

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    Good for you, Allie.

    Anytime anyone gets a handle on this disease and moves forward with a positive attitude is a warrior princess in my book!

    Congrats on your graduation and I wish you a lifetime of good health
    and happiness!
    Thanks for telling us your great news.
    ( I could really use it right now.)

    Enjoy your summer.

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    Celiac Mindwarp

    Well done Allie for getting to grips with the gluten free diet, and getting on with life.

    It will stand you in great stead for your exciting new life.

    I wish you the very best for the future, thanks for letting us know how you are doing


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    I’m still at the thank God I’m not the only one feeling that this sucks and wondering how to deal with it for the rest of my life. So these stories I relate to and I’m thrilled to hear the successes is so uplifting!! Thanks for sharing and all the best to you in college!! Thanks for the hope u gave me I needed it today :)

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    Good luck with college, Allie! Most college campuses are definitely willing to work with people with allergies/celiac. Make sure your residence hall and dining staff understand your celiac diagnosis. Also, don’t be afraid to meet with Counseling Services – they can help you talk through any anxieties you might have transitioning to a new environment (they’re great people AND its a free service to students!) Most importantly, get involved with a student organization (and I will bet there’s a student org devoted to health/wellness issues). If you need any help, let me know. My life’s work is to help new college students be successful in college.

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    Allie M.

    Allie-as another “Allie” who is gluten intolerant, I am glad to know that you are doing better on the gluten free diet and are staying strong and not letting it control your life negatively! Way to go girl! I am currently a freshman in college and went gfree right before I left for college, which was a hard transition. It has been a whirlwind of a year learning the rules of the gfree diet and trying to not get glutened by cafeteria food, but you can do it!!! I would recommend talking to the nutritionist/dietician at your school and making sure you have enough gfree options! Let me know if you have any questions about being gfree in college! I just started a blog about my own gfree college experiences- Good luck with everything! :)


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