Helping Kids Cope with Celiac Disease

Take it seriously

Celiac disease can only be cured with diet among autoimmune diseases. Therefore, since taking insulin is used to treat Type-2 diabetes, then it is crucial to follow gluten-free diet the same way. When this is not followed, there could be more damage to the child’s intestines affecting growth and development.

Talk about it

When a child is diagnosed with celiac disease, choose the right terms to explain to him. Explain to him why he needs to stop eating gluten and that he can enjoy food without gluten. Also, always remain positive. Racheal Begun, a gluten related disorder expert, and culinary nutritionist, said that parents tone should not define their child’s life and this should be managed daily.

Be creative

Subscribe to magazines, buy cookbooks or search online for recipes and ideas for a gluten-free diet.