Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sweet Faces of Celiac Disease: Meet Liam

Liam is 7 years old           and was diagnosed with         celiac disease when he         was 3 years old.

What symptoms were you or your child having before being diagnosed?

Liam had diarrhea everyday since he was 10 months old. He was always in the 85th% on the growth chart. In a matter of a few months, right before he was diagnosed, he dropped down to the 10th%!! Liam is participating in the TEDDY study, they are trying to find out the environmental factors that may trigger type 1 diabetes. They also test for celiac disease. If it wasn't for this study I don't think we would know that Liam had it.

Any other family members diagnosed with celiac disease?

No... But we are testing.

How has your life or your child's life changed since being diagnosed?

He's growing!! No more diarrhea! Occasional tummy aches. But he's doing so much better!

What advice would you offer to a parent who’s child was just diagnosed with celiac disease?

It's hard to get used to the Gluten free diet and it's expensive. But it's a must. There are tons of support groups!

The TEDDY study was a blessing in disguise!! I'm so happy to hear Liam is doing well! Please tell him Jack says Hi!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe it's been a year already since this was posted! Liam continues to do well! His last test was negative for celiac! The gf diet is working!