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International Coeliac Awareness Day

  • 1.  International Coeliac Awareness Day

    Posted 16-05-2024 16:33

    Today is International Coeliac Awareness Day.

    Coeliac disease is a condition where an intolerance to gluten causes inflammation and damage to the small bowel.

    Coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes can occur together because they are both autoimmune conditions. It is estimated that 5 out of 100 of people with type 1 diabetes may have coeliac disease.

    Some people with type 2 diabetes also develop coeliac disease, but the two conditions are not related.

    You can read more about Coeliac disease and diabetes via this NDSS factsheet.

    Natasha, Ange and Erin

    Membership and Community Team