Education is really important when it comes to living with a chronic disease. With celiac disease, patients and their families have to keep up reading food labels, new food products, changing food products, drug development, and research. Medical providers have to stay current on new testing methods, guidelines for managing the disease, and all of the food stuff too in order to help patients manage the gluten-free diet. It’s a lot!
On this episode of the podcast, we're sitting down with Dr. Alan Leichtner, the Chief Medical Education Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital to discuss celiac disease education. He’s going to talk to us about education of patients and families as well as education of medical professionals…and he’s going to answer some of our listener questions about what to do if you think your doctor needs a little beefing up on celiac disease!
Links we talk about on the episode:
NASPGHAN Clinical Guide: https://naspghan.org/professional-resources/medical-professional-resources/celiac-disease/ Evidence-Informed Recommendations for the Management of Celiac Disease in Children: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/138/3/e20153147Celiac Disease Foundation: https://celiac.org/about-celiac-disease/what-is-celiac-disease/