It has been an strange celiac awareness month for Mike and Cam, including Mike's struggles to find safe options on a trip to California. They had a number of takeaways about the current state of being gluten free in this day and age. If you are playing the celiac project podcast drinking game at home, you can drink every time the guys say "celiac awareness month." Bottoms up!
Mike and Cam are happy to be joined this week by Katie Jones. Katie shares her dramatic story about her celiac diagnosis and brittle bone disease that ultimately led to her down the road to getting Piper, and training her through Willow Service dogs, to detect for gluten. In addition to talking more about the process of training a gluten detecting service dog, we talk to her about the challenges Katie faces as a teenager living with celiac. Katie's story is amazing and she is a true inspiration and fantastic celiac advocate.
Mike hits a snag eating out on the first day of Celiac Awareness month. Mike and Cam reflect on the challenges of staying safe eating out while traveling. They also go over a new infographic put out by Beyond Celiac that illustrates some of the larger frustrations experienced within the celiac community.
Edwin Liu, MD of Children's Hospital of Colorado, completed a recent study that shows that celiac disease may be much more common in children than previously thought. We're confused by how the celiac diagnosis rates can differ so much across the board. Mike and Cam also talk a little about their experiences and takeaways at the recent Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo.
We're kicking off celiac awareness month with our interview with Mary FioRito. Mary has three daughters and the way that they find out about celiac disease in their family is highly unusual. The story of the FioRito's is amazing and you don't want to miss this important and informative episode.