Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sweet Faces of Celiac Disease: Meet Jacob

Jacob is 10 years old and was 5 years old when diagnosed with celiac disease.  

At what age was your child diagnosed with celiac disease?

5 years old

What symptoms was your child having before being diagnosed?

Extended stomach, flu like symptoms for 9 months.

Any other family members diagnosed with celiac disease?

Jacob is adopted so it was harder to diagnose.

How has your child’s life changed since being diagnosed?

He has been a joy to be around, we all eat gluten free, I am an advocate for gluten free and many people have gotten tested.

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

Don't stress, not as hard as it was many years ago, there is lots of help out there.

Jacob we LOVE 4-H - what a great organization to be involved in! I hope you are doing well and enjoying life!

Awesome Mom for being an advocate and telling others about celiac disease and gluten-free living. And yes, it's definitely hard to swallow at first, but don't stress about the diagnosis and know that there is support like us out there. 

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