As I was searching around the Internet for information about celiac disease, I found this website where you can get a free care package if you have been newly diagnosed with a biopsy. What a nice idea! Too bad I didn’t find this 12 years ago when I was diagnosed. (darn!)
The care package is sponsored by the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and receives items from about 25 different companies that make gluten-free products. In addition to gluten-free food samples, the package also includes a gluten-free food guide and support group information. They ship via UPS to anywhere within the USA. I think this would be an especially nice gift for a child that is newly diagnosed with celiac disease.
You have to fill out their questionnaire and provide your test information and your physician’s contact information so they can verify that you are truly celiac. They have a Facebook page where they post photos of the recipients.
This website has a lot of good information to help people learn about celiac disease and how to live with it. The Celiac Disease Center also offers free blood screening to 500 people every fall. That’s a big help for people in the Chicago area who don’t have insurance. Remember, you have to be eating a regular, gluten-containing diet for the blood test to be accurate.
Isn’t this a great idea! I’m really glad there are so many resources available for people with celiac disease now.
The most FUN thing in the world is when Maizy throws the Frisbee and I run as fast as I can and CATCH it! Sometime I have to jump up to catch it. Sometimes I just jump up because it is so fun and then I growl a little and shake the frisby. I LOVE Frisbees!