Asher's story

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Asher's story

Asher was two years old when he was diagnosed with coeliac disease.

Meet Asher's mum Jody.

How did you feel about the diagnosis?

Anxious but happy that it wasn’t anything more. Asher had been so poorly for a year, it was a whole mixed bag of emotions.

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

Yes, definitely. We discovered Asher’s dad actually didn’t have IBS like the doctor originally diagnosed he’s got coeliac disease.

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

Push and keep pushing. If you don’t feel right and think it may be coeliac then tell them

How did you find adjusting to a gluten free diet?

Scared at first - hidden gluten in the condiments!

What is Asher's favourite Juvela product?

I found Juvela Loaves through our doctors and it’s Asher’s favourite bread, he won’t have toast without it! It’s his go to if he’s feeling under the weather, I would be lost if we didn’t have a loaf in the freezer!

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

Contact Coeliac UK and join social media to find the coeliac community because without them I honestly don’t know what I would do. It’s not as scary as you initially think I promise.

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