Rebecca is a mum to two children (and two dogs) and blogs at Glutarama – life’s a drama but gluten free doesn’t have to be. In her family life she manages multiple autoimmune diseases of type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease, and autism. 

Rebecca is a woman I greatly respect for perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges and with such an amazing sense of humour. 

The symptoms in both her children were occurring at the same time. There was no history of auto-immune disease in the family. In today’s episode Rebecca gives an open and honest account of what life has been like starting with noticing symptoms in both her children, getting a diagnosis, changing their family lifestyle to manage these conditions, how to parent and how she keeps herself sane.

I would like to say a special thank you to Rebecca for coming on the podcast and sharing her story in such an open way about the highs, the lows, the challenges and the wins!

2 Pieces of Advice to Parents: How You Can Keep on Track to Help Your Kids

  1. Keep organised & prepared (i.e. extra snacks, calling ahead if eating out, keep a checklist for what you ave to take with you, check out ‘escape routes’ or plan B/C/Ds)
  2. Communicate with your child so you can empower your child to take ownership of their decision 

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