While 80something% of adults who have celiac remain undiagnosed, 90something% of children with celiac are undiagnosed. Studies have shown us that nearly 1% of the population has celiac disease. That's a LOT of kids who need to be gluten free - and with over 90% still undiagnosed, that's a LOT of kids who are needlessly suffering symptoms. (Even more have nonceliac gluten sensitivity!) And many don't even know that they feel bad! Maybe they are suffering from: daily stomachaches and/or fatigue and/or difficulty concentrating and/or headaches and/or irritability, and on and on. If that's all a child knows, how could he/she know they could be feeling better?
These children (click here) are just an example of the many for whom a gluten free diet made a huge difference. These stories are also an example of how much we need to advocate for others. Doctors are (still) not testing routinely.
Let's stop this insanity. Awareness! It is up to us!
So how can we get nurses to know how to recognize celiac symptoms?
There is now an amazing program that will help train school nurses to understand signs and symptoms of celiac and nonceliac gluten sensitivity.
It took one person to deliver this baby (Sybil, founder of GIG ShorelineEast) -
but it will take a village to raise it. Let's do this thing!
Just by donating a copy to your local school,
you can make a difference!
Bulk orders are available on the 'purchase' page.
Single order copies (and kindle versions)
are available on Amazon. (Get a FREE Kindle version with the purchase of a paperback copy on Amazon
through their BookMatch program.
I will be donating a portion of October's book sales to Gabriel's Journey. Look below.
I will donate $1 for every paperback copy of Gabriel's Gluten Free Surprise, Adam's Gluten Free Surprise, and Hailey's Gluten Free Surprise
and $1 for every 3 kindle copies of Gabriel's Gluten Free Surprise, Adam's Gluten Free Surprise and Hailey's Gluten Free Surprise
sold through Amazon.com from October 1st through October 31st, 2014.
And - $1.00 per bulk order purchased through this website. (Bulk orders are already priced so low that I am only able to donate $1 per bulk order, not per book.)
(donations up to $5,000)
(Does not include wholesale purchases, free kindlematch books,
free downloads through kindle unlimited, or other free or discounted versions. Retail selling price is $12.95. Amazon might discount this price. That's ok - it still counts :)