Call to action: How to find a dietitian who can help
As wonderful as Mattero's progress in the field of dietitian has been so far, she still has a lot of work to do and sadly can’t directly help everyone who has celiac disease, but there are others.
There are a few different ways to help find a dietitian that is knowledgeable about celiac disease and can help.
- The Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Disorders have a resource list of celiac centers and dietitians who specialize in gluten-related disorders that is available at mnpgdpg.org (click on DIGID Resources)
- Tricia Thompson’s website, glutenfreedietitian.com, provides a list of dietitians who specialize in gluten-related illness, listed by state, under “Resources.”
- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (eatright.org) will also help you find a dietitian by specialty and zip code.
Many people are afraid that their condition isn’t actually improving, and that can be a result of a lack of proper treatment. In order to properly control and treat this disease, patients suffering from celiac disease should have a dietitian evaluate their condition and assess whether further treatment/changes should be put into place.