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6/12/12 10:25 P

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I really should wear one! Since I am allergic to penicillin I have medical alert, BUT I never thought to add celiacs - or update my new latex allergy and seafood allergies
Really needed a reminder!

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5/21/12 11:22 P

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Thanks for the info

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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TAEKWONDOCHICK's Photo TAEKWONDOCHICK Posts: 407
5/21/12 4:24 P

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Yikes, now that IS scary. Hopefully, as more and more people need to be GF, the emergency medical staff will learn what is and isn't safe.

-Valerie

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5/21/12 4:17 P

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I had a heart attack and am grateful I had my faculties because they were trying to give me medication without knowing gf status. They didn't even know how to find out gf status. The only reference I knew was www.glutenfreedrugs.com but some of the meds weren't on there. Most everything was IV, but still ... I was schooling THEM. Scary.

KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms
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5/21/12 3:03 P

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Thanks for the post. It never occurred to me to put that on a bracelet, but that makes a lot of thanks.

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TAEKWONDOCHICK's Photo TAEKWONDOCHICK Posts: 407
5/21/12 11:50 A

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I have a RoadID and I love it. Though I need to get a new one, I got mine before I had to go GF. Thanks for bringing this up, I hadn't even thought about updating mine until now. Better do it before I forget! :)

-Valerie


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5/21/12 11:29 A

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I try to remember to wear my Road ID when I'm out and about. Here are some sources if you're interested; also, please share your own links if you have them. A lot of us have complicated medical needs and this eases my mind that the EMTs'll get it right if they need to.

I recently saw on the news that people are also tattooing their medical emergency info on their bodies, esp on the wrist where an EMT might look for a bracelet. Interesting.

www.roadid.com
(For instance: on my Road ID, I put name, birth yr., then next line: CELIAC: GLUTEN FREE MEDS. Emergency personnel'd then look up my serial no. and PIN on the back to find my personal medical history, doctors, contacts online.) There is a fee for this service (I look at it like insurance).

I found this one on Facebook, and haven't used them, but it looks helpful:
bit.ly/MAk8DR

Have a great gluten-free day everyone! Hope we never need these!

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Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 5/21/2012 (11:30)
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms
CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories
Nutrition/Cancer: bit.ly/Quillinnutrition


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