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Archives for May 2015

Celiac & Cancer: How To Lower Your Risk

Does having celiac disease increase my risk of cancer? It may, especially if you are not following a gluten-free diet. People with celiac disease seem to have an elevated risk for cancers of the small intestine, such as small bowel adenocarcinoma (normally a very rare cancer). In some ways this is not surprising, since people with celiac disease have an

Celiac-Fibro-Type 1 Diabetes’ Life Lessons of Confidence & Bravery, From Mother To Daughter

Being a mother with three chronic illnesses (type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, and fibromyalgia) feels “normal” to me the same way that being a college student with those chronic illnesses felt “normal”…it’s all I know. But that doesn’t mean I don’t notice the way these conditions seep into my daily life and most recently, the way they impact my role as

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day ’15: Nonprofits Offer Support

It’s World Autoimmune Arthritis Day/Week 2015 (WAAD 2015), coordinated and hosted by the amazing nonprofit International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis. The free, all-online event runs from May 15 at 12 noon Eastern – May 21 at 12 noon Eastern for autoimmune arthritis patients and supporters! Register here anytime during the week to participate. Autoimmune arthritis covers the following conditions: Ankylosing

A LADA Diabetes Mom’s Mantra: Embrace Change and Celebrate Life

“If I ever question myself, I am reminded quickly of the gifts diabetes has given me. I see my healthy son, I feel his bear hug, or I hear his words of pride and praise when he tells someone new that his mom is a diabetic who takes good care of herself.” I knew something was wrong. It wasn’t that