Sorena's story

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Sorena's story

Sorena was diagnosed aged 14

When were you diagnosed with coeliac disease?

Aged 14

How did you feel about the diagnosis?

Really sad at first and alone but time heals. Joining Coeliac UK, getting free starter packs from Juvela and learning what you can and can't have really helps

How did you find adjusting to a gluten free diet?

Hard at first. But finding alternatives and also learning how to make things you can't now have really helps. Finding accredited restaurants is really reassuring too.

What is your favourite Juvela product?

Fresh White Loaf.

Do you think it's important to have a coeliac disease diagnosis?

Absolutely yes. Explains so much as to why I felt so poorly for such a long time. 

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of asking their GP to be tested for coeliac disease?

Explain all of your symptoms even the smallest ones as coeliac disease has so many symptoms over all

What advice would you give to someone newly diagnosed with coeliac disease?

To keep researching and to teach friends and family the knowledge so they understand and you don't feel alone.

If you take a prescription, how did you find setting it up?

Yes through calling and speaking to someone at Juvela really helped me to understand how it worked then explained how many things I was entitled to a month.

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