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I have a daughter who was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. She is 22 and it was a long road to this diagnosis which has been confirmed with an endoscopic biopsy. She is finding it common that other people don't take her new way of eating seriously- She like others with her genetic disorder has been surviving but starving for many years because eating gluten makes the villi in her intestines shut down so she can't get the full amount of nutrition from the food she eats. Every child in Ireland is tested for Celiac disease before starting school. I know it would ease the way for her and others like her if there was greater awareness of this disease.
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