Health, Life

Rant: It’s not “Celiacs Disease”, it’s Celiac Disease

I don’t expect those living with Celiac (like myself) to know everything about the disease. I don’t expect those living with Celiac (like myself) to know everything about which genes play a critical role in the immune system. (I sure don’t and I admit it).

But if you live with Celiac, please, please, PLEASE stop calling it “Celiacs Disease”. Or saying, “I have Celiacs”. Because you don’t have either. You have Celiac. Or Celiac Disease. (And the word disease, I hate that is the official term as disease just conjures up bad images. But alas…I digress).  It does not help educate the public when you call it the wrong name. It does not help you become aware of how to live and take control of your diet.

Google “Celiacs Disease” and what comes up? Celiac Disease.

Sorry, it just irks me that those who post online about what is safe for them and other as “I have Celiacs” really does not help others if you don’t know the name of your disease.

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

It’s all about education. So I can only hope I am educating others.

 

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