I've been doing research again and found some interesting statistic about celiac disease and gluten intolerance. I thought you'd be interested in learning some of them.
I usually stay away from numbers, but I realized that the numbers can be a great way to prove to you how NOT alone you are in dealing with a gluten free lifestyle.
Keep in mind these are not just numbers but each single digit represents a living breathing person like you and me. By the way, all numbers are for the USA.
•It's estimated 1 out of every 133 people have celiac disease
•Out of every 100 people, 97 remain undiagnosed (horrors!)
•Over 3 million people have celiac disease
•It takes an average of 8 to 11 years for a US celiac to be properly diagnosed (oh horrors again!)
•Up to 10% of people with celiac disease also have type 1 diabetes (another autoimmune disease)
•Women have a celiac disease at a ratio of 3 to 1 when compared to men
•There are over 250 possible symptoms related to gluten intolerance
Well, that's enough stats for me. I've got to start thinking about what's for dinner tonight!
If you're thinking the same thing here's an idea for tonight's dinner.