Frequently updated. Resources and a network of local providers, meetups, conferences and food sources. I will add to this post as often as I confirm new information. It should be Featured (pinned to the top of the blog). If it's not, please let me know. General Information on Celiac Disease and related links are found at the bottom of the article (very long page, and yes it needs some reorganization). Need some advice now that you're diagnosed with Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity? It can be hard to find my older articles that are of special help to those starting out, but I've collected them on This Page for your convenience. Click here for the updated images of Certified Gluten Free symbols (March 2020). Raleigh Celiac Support Group (Rex Hospital) -- Third Thursday every other month GIG WakeMed Celiac & Food Allergy Support Group -- at WakeMed Cary Hospital, 1900 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary 27518 Safer Restaurants Photo by
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