how is coeliac disease managed?
Coeliac disease is a life long condition, treated by excluding gluten from your diet. With this treatment, you should feel better in a short space of time and remain so for the rest of your life. Although you will need to pay closer attention to what you eat, there is an ever increasing range of gluten free foods available both via prescription and in the supermarkets that will help you to live a very normal life.
DS gluten free – a great range of tasty gluten free and wheat free foods
The DS range of gluten free and wheat free products includes bread, rolls, pasta and cornflakes.
Whether you’re a newly diagnosed or existing coeliac there’s no reason to feel like you’ll never enjoy eating again. To make sure you don’t miss out on all the latest product news and special offers, register with us today.
DS offer a whole range of support for coeliacs including recipes, video recipes and a dedicated Careline team available from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, call us on freephone 1 800 818 551.
Further help and resources
Our sister brand, Glutafin, has a number of great tasting gluten free products available on GMS and in the supermarkets.
Trufree, which is also a Dr Schar UK brand, has a tempting selection of gluten free and wheat free crackers and biscuits perfect for the times when you want to indulge!
What is coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition brought on by an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye*.
Is coeliac disease genetic?
There is a genetic element to coeliac disease which makes certain individuals more susceptible to the condition than others.
What is dermatitis herpetiformis?
Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is a skin condition caused by an intolerance to gluten and is considered as the skin ‘symptom’ of coeliac disease.
What are the symptoms of coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease has a wide range of symptoms but if you are at all affected by tiredness, anaemia, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, weight loss, vomiting and mouth ulcers then this may be an indication that you have coeliac disease.
How do I get diagnosed with coeliac disease?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of coeliac disease, it is important that you make an appointment to see your doctor to confirm diagnosis.
Codex wheat starch
A number of gluten free foods contain Codex wheat starch, which has had the gluten washed out to a trace level so is considered safe for people with coeliac disease
Support for those living with coeliac disease
For those people who have been diagnosed and don’t have a friend or family member suffering coeliac disease it can be quite scary.
Coeliac disease and osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a thinning of bones which makes them more fragile and prone to breaking following a small fall or bump.
Coeliac disease and diabetes
There is a proven link between type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease, with people with type 1 diabetes being more likely to develop a sensitivity to gluten.
Coeliac disease and pregnancy
Pregnancy is an important time during which women with coeliac disease should be regularly followed up.