7. Assuming You Don't Need a Support Network
6. Being in the Dark About what Celiac Disease actually is
5. Overindulging In Gluten-Free Junk Food
4. Failing to do Your Own Research
Please don't accept everything you see or hear as fact. Although the interwebs are full of great resources, rumours and inaccurate information lurk everywhere. Myths are abundant and a Facebook meme doesn't come with guaranteed authenticity. Fact-check legitimate resources such as the CCA or NFCA. Also, if there ever is a pill/cure/therapy etc. Those two sites will list it front and centre. Until then, everything is either in research mode or non-existent hocus pocus.
3. Focusing on What You Can't Eat
There is an entire world of "yes" food out there just waiting for you to dig in. Seriously, the gluten-free food department has come a long way. You're going to have to get creative and shop around more, but you will discover great products.You may even learn new kitchen skills in the process. By focusing on what you can enjoy, you will bypass that feeling of missing out.
2. Not Creating a Celiac Safe Area in Your Kitchen
1. Forgetting To Be Your Own Advocate
Not everyone has an in-depth understanding of Celiac Disease, so speak up, be firm and when in doubt go without.