Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sweet Faces of Celiac Disease: Meet Jackson

Jackson is 6 years old and was diagnosed with celiac disease when he was 4 years old.

What symptoms was your child having before being diagnosed?

Constipation, deep red circles under eyes, sleepy, irritable, ADHD symptoms, also low red blood cell count (part of a blood disorder, part of celiacs paired together made it very hard on his body.)

Any other family members diagnosed with celiac disease?


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

Blood cell count is up, no ADHD symptoms, not as reactive with frustration, happier, no more red circles, and better bowel movements.

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

Hang in there! It's a tough adjustment but it's definitely worth it. Get a gluten free cook book, try different brands of gluten free foods, and check all labels on everything.

Jackson, you're getting BIG and STRONG! Keep it up kiddo! I'm so happy you are feeling much better and have energy.

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