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Advice from our members

We asked our Members what they would say if they could offer one piece of advice to those who are newly diagnosed with coeliac disease. Read their thoughts below.

Bill HodsonBill Hodson

Get a copy of Coeliac UK's @Food and Drink Directory@. Read, mark and inwardly digest!



Lynsey GardinerLynsey Gardiner

Don't worry. The gluten free diet seems challenging at first but it is completely manageable, you'll feel so much better for it!


Matthew AndersonMatthew Anderson

Don't live in fear of eating out, do your research, get recommendations and speak to restaurants to understand what they can do.


AnnieAnnie Bowler

Don't worry just be careful what you eat and have fun baking gluten free cakes.



Rachel PittRachel Pitt

Focus on what you can eat, not what you can't - think of all the new things and ways of eating you can discover!


Jane GreenleeJane Greenlee

Learn to bake, there is nothing as nice as a fresh out of the oven gluten free carrot cake.



Elaine IddonElaine Iddon

Join Coeliac UK; their advice is brilliant and the Food and Drink Directory is an essential part when choosing foods you can eat!


Sukina PascoeSukina Pascoe

Living with coeliac disease really isn't that bad. Good food can taste amazing even without gluten.


Gail BigglestonGail Bigglestone

It is not the end of the world but the beginning of the rest of your healthy life.



Jennifer LaganJennifer Lagan

Try to focus on what you can eat rather than what you can't and most importantly, it does get easier.


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