help I've eaten gluten by mistake!
The sensitivity to gluten
varies between individuals. Some people with coeliac disease
or those who are sensitive to gluten can tolerate higher levels of gluten than others. Reactions to gluten can vary from severe, unpleasant reactions which can develop quickly to those who may not even realise they have eaten any gluten. However, even for people who do experience minor reactions, it is still essential to follow a strict gluten free diet
as if you are diagnosed with coeliac disease
you could compromise your health by not sticking to your gluten free diet. It’s important to know what to look out for if you have eaten gluten by mistake.
Symptoms of a "glutening"
Not all individuals who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease will experience symptoms if they consume gluten.
Read Izzy's acount of eating gluten by mistake. Izzy has been diagnosed with Coeliac disease and Dermatitus Herpetiformis.
What to do if I have eaten gluten?
The important thing is to remember that following a gluten free diet is a learning process.
Preventing gluten contamination
in the future It is important that gluten free foods are not contaminated by gluten during storage and food preparation. Following theses practical measures will greatly reduce any risk.