Katie's story

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Katie's story

Katie was first diagnosed with coeliac disease just 2 days before her 17th birthday.

My coeliac disease diagnosis changed my life for the better as I finally got my life back after months of feeling unwell with constant brain fog and being told my medical professionals I was just stressed.

Juvela were there to support me. After my diagnosis, I was advised by a dietitian to apply online for their Starter Pack, in order to try their gluten free food, before I started to receive my gluten free prescription. The Fibre Mix is amazing, the best for homemade garlic bread as it always comes out crispy and airy! 

I have always been a very keen kayaker, and before my diagnosis my performance was dwindling. Since my diagnosis I have gone from strength to strength. Within a year of being diagnosed I was selected for the GB junior wild water team. Unfortunately we were unable to go to the European Championships due to Covid-19. The following year I was once again selected and raced in Slovenia coming 25th in the junior wild water sprint.

Once I started university both coeliac UK and Juvela were always there for support online for recipes and education. I had to educate my flat mates about the risks of cross contamination.

I have continued my kayaking at an elite level, and have been selected for both the U23 and senior wild water teams. In 2023 I had my best result, finishing top British woman at the European championships wild water sprint in North Macedonia.

With the help and support of Juvela, buying me 2 cags, I am able to continue my kayaking progression and hopefully once again be selected in 2024 for the GB wild water team.

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