"Dedicated to increasing awareness of Celiac Disease in the Lancaster, PA,
area by connecting with the community to provide informational and
social events to educate ourselves and the world around us."
If you’re reading this there’s a good chance that you have a problem with gluten. Or someone you know may have the problem. You may have a diagnosis in hand or maybe just a suspicion. And the whole deal may feel a bit overwhelming.
Welcome! to the
Lancaster Area Celiacs
Maybe, we can help!
You are NOT alone! In the document, Facts & Figures of Celiac Disease, on Factsheets page of their website, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center reports:
"Celiac disease affects 1% of healthy, average Americans. That means at least 3 million people in our country are living with celiac disease—97% of them are undiagnosed."
We hope you find this information helpful in your search on how to live with your gluten intolerance. Rest assured that you can learn to deal with these problems. We have … and we want to help!
LAC TO DISBAND
The leadership team of the Lancaster Area Celiacs Support Group has decided to disband the group. The October 16, 2018 meeting was our last.
Improved food labeling and availability of gluten free products on grocery store shelves, as well as a wealth of other resources to help identify and deal with gluten sensitivity issues, have helped reduce the need for the group.
Compounding those factors, diminishing attendance at our meetings with far fewer newly diagnosed attendees increases the difficulty we have finding volunteers to replace those who have shouldered leadership responsibilities for too long.
The team wishes to thank all those who have been faithful attendees and supporters for nearly twenty years.
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