The month of May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. It is a time to educate others and advocate for yourself and others with celiac disease. In the past, I’ve celebrated Celiac Disease Awareness month in many ways, today I’m celebrating by sharing ways YOU can celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness month.
The first way to celebrate celiac disease awareness month is to educate others on celiac disease. Seems like an obvious choice right? It is but educating others is easier said than done. Let’s talk about some tactics and tools you can use to do this.
Educating other’s doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process, it can be whatever you’re comfortable with.
Social media is a great way to build awareness about anything. Whether it be social purposes you support or spread awareness for celiac disease, social media can be a powerful tool. Here are some ways to use social media to celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness month:
Following them can help you stay in the loop and access helpful and inspiring info. Here are my fave accounts:
Supporting Celiac Disease social accounts helps their content reach more people and thus quickly spread awareness. You can support these accounts by following, liking, commenting, and sharing their posts.
Celebrate celiac disease awareness month by connecting and planning something with your gluten-free friends. I know a lot of people with celiac disease don’t know anyone else nearby with it so here are some things you can do with friends no matter their location:
If you aren’t yet part of a virtual gluten-free community, check out my post on gluten-free lifestyle support where I share many different ways to access it, including virtually.
If you have celiac disease, encourage those at risk around you to get screened for it (FYI: those who are most at risk, are those who have relatives with celiac disease). If you don’t have celiac disease, consider getting screened for it. Now is a better time than any.
If you have celiac disease, journaling can be a great way to practice self-care. Not only that, but depending on how you journal, it can be a great way to keep track of how you’re coping with celiac disease and track areas of improvement.
I developed a Celiac Disease Wellness Journal that features 10 weeks of daily journal prompts. These journal prompts are designed to help you process and cope with your diagnosis and gluten-free lifestyle.
Those are my ideas on how to celebrate celiac disease awareness month, now share how you’re celebrating with me in the comments below!