CD SKILLS - Slovene patients with celiac disease presenting their wishes to mark International Celiac Disease Day


On the occasion of the International Celiac Disease Day, Slovenian patients with celiac disease drew attention to their daily problems and expressed their wishes. The only treatment of coeliac disease is a strict and lifelong gluten-free diet. Cross-contamination can occur during any stage of food processing, from the initial harvest to final food preparation and it is difficult to avoid it. Unintentional cross-contamination can be an important problem for patients and might lead to tissue damage, especially on the long-term. In order to ensure a safe, strict gluten-free diet it is important to improve the knowledge of caterers - restaurants, kindergartens, schools, elderly homes and hospitals. Lack of safe gluten-free offer leads to social isolation of celiac disease patients.

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