Sheboygan Celiac Connections Group meets the "third" Tuesday in the months of September (Fair Foods), November (Cookie/Candy Exchange), January (Pizza Party), and April (Soup) @ 6:30 p.m.
We have a new venue, and will meet in the Ministry Center of Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 Wisconsin Ave. in Sheboygan. It's on the corner of 9th and Niagara. Please enter the lower level from the parking lot.
There will be an opportunity for anyone new to Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivity to express concerns and ask questions of a "veteran" at the beginning of the meeting.
For further information, call or e-mail:
Donna - 920.980.4790 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Connie - 920.458.2790 (email@example.com) Gail - 262.284.0094 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LaVonne - email@example.com
Celiac Disease (CD) is a lifelong, digestive disorder affecting children and adults. When people with CD eat foods that contain gluten, it creates an immune-mediated toxic reaction that causes damage to the small intestine and does not allow food to be properly absorbed. Even small amounts of gluten in foods can affect those with CD and cause health problems. Damage can occur to the small bowel even when there are no symptoms present.
Gluten is the common name for the proteins in specific grains that are harmful to persons with celiac disease. These proteins are found in ALL forms of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn and faro) and related grains rye, barley and triticale and MUST be eliminated.