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This is only for diagnosed celiacs (as celiacs get some foods on prescription) and you need to have had the bowl biopsy test / confirmatory tests that you are celiac. Wheat allergy sufferers (even if diagnosed) or self diagnosed ‘sensitivities’ do not count .
emilyyC29/12/2019 08:50

This is only for diagnosed celiacs (as celiacs get some foods on …This is only for diagnosed celiacs (as celiacs get some foods on prescription) and you need to have had the bowl biopsy test / confirmatory tests that you are celiac. Wheat allergy sufferers (even if diagnosed) or self diagnosed ‘sensitivities’ do not count .


Can't beat free.

Seriously though, The undiagnosed wheat allergy that I have had an impact on my life, always tired, wanting to sleep all the time, for years I didn't really notice (you wouldn't think wheat allergy), went to GP and they suggested the diet subsition.. but after subway I would fall asleep 30 minutes after. It does have the option of wheat to choose from so let's see what happens.

It's also genetic, my daughter has it too. I disagree that this product wouldn't be for people like us.

They just have to get the taste better...
Edited by: "Giwin" 29th Dec 2019
Giwin29/12/2019 09:06

Can't beat free. Seriously though, The undiagnosed wheat …Can't beat free. Seriously though, The undiagnosed wheat allergy that I have had an impact on my life, always tired, wanting to sleep all the time, for years I didn't really notice (you wouldn't think wheat allergy), went to GP and they suggested the diet subsition.. but after subway I would fall asleep 30 minutes after. It does have the option of wheat to choose from so let's see what happens.It's also genetic, my daughter has it too. I disagree that this product wouldn't be for people like us.They just have to get the taste better...


I have a severe wheat allergy , but I get why it’s only available to celiacs. Even with a strong diagnosed wheat allergy I can handle wheat better than my sister in law with celiacs, hers effects her bone density severely where as I simply get rashes and super sick and tired. I tend to bake everything now due to all the allergies in our household works out way cheaper. I personally don’t think prescription food should be available to anyone. There should be tax subsidies instead to cover the extra cost of making allergen free food. Our govt sucks thooo lol
Yes, it's also become a trend to eat healthy so that also increases the price which has an impact. I agree with the prescription thing where only severe cases are accepted (based on need), for me just being tired is tolerable and I wouldn't want it for people in my cases unless really needed.

If I can discover more tasty gluten free options I would buy it, most are packed with sugar to make up for the poor taste.

On the bright side, companies are switching to soya from wheat like Kelloggs.

Tax subsidies are a good idea but I think most people would either say no or only limited to people in poverty which is fair.
Edited by: "Giwin" 29th Dec 2019
"... where as I simply get rashes and super sick and tired"

"...always tired, wanting to sleep all the time"

These are some of the many symptoms formally diagnosed Coeliacs do often suffer from. Many Coeliacs are not affected at all by diarrhoea.

There are over half a million undiagnosed Coeliacs in the UK, and with an average diagnosis of a shocking 13 years, many of them over the years have been incorrectly diagnosed with everything from eczema, IBS, anemia and much more. To be fair diagnosis is getting better as GP's have become much more aware recently.

If anyone thinks they might have a problem with gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) they should Google isitcoeliacdisease for a free online assessment as a first step. Quite a few people are now finding, after a previous incorrect diagnosis a few years ago, that the GP's are now very willing to send people for blood tests and if required a biopsy. Unfortunately for those avoiding foods, they'll need to start eating them again for more than a couple of weeks for the test to work.

Whatever the symptoms a Coeliac shows they should all be given Dexa scans to monitor their bone density.
My son was diagnosed celiac 10 years ago. Celiacs do not get food on prescription.
I signed up to this in the past and never got anything, tried a few more times since and still didn't get anything
ALaher2829/12/2019 16:03

My son was diagnosed celiac 10 years ago. Celiacs do not get food on …My son was diagnosed celiac 10 years ago. Celiacs do not get food on prescription.


My partner was diagnosed as having Celiacs in 2018 and he gets bread on prescription
Thanks. I’ve had coeliacs for over 20 years. Good to see more gluten free offers on here. It can be really expensive
I have to agree with the post regarding sugar being added to the products to compensate for the taste.
I am signed up with this company who are excellent. They offer excellent advice online and a wealth of knowledge.
Send you little tears throughout the year of new products etc.
Unfortunately I have had to inform them I do not wish to receive anything else as some of the products I use of theirs are having an adverse affect on my blood sugar readings.
Great company tough.
emilyyC29/12/2019 08:50

This is only for diagnosed celiacs (as celiacs get some foods on …This is only for diagnosed celiacs (as celiacs get some foods on prescription) and you need to have had the bowl biopsy test / confirmatory tests that you are celiac. Wheat allergy sufferers (even if diagnosed) or self diagnosed ‘sensitivities’ do not count .


I thought foods on prescription was cancelled about 7 years ago? I used to get a lot of food every month when first diagnosed with Coeliac (2006) but have not been able to use it for years now.

Gluten free food is so damn expensive
NathanJamesShaw30/12/2019 09:42

I thought foods on prescription was cancelled about 7 years ago? I used to …I thought foods on prescription was cancelled about 7 years ago? I used to get a lot of food every month when first diagnosed with Coeliac (2006) but have not been able to use it for years now.Gluten free food is so damn expensive


No I believe it’s still available not sure if there’s an earning bracket or something. A friend said there’s not much available though and they stopped getting it the year before because the bread was like eating a brick. I’m in gluten dairy free due to allergy issues and it costs a lot compared to other people’s groceries but I make a lot from scratch now (way cheaper) totally reccomend a bread maker , pays for itself in under a year
emilyyC30/12/2019 09:50

No I believe it’s still available not sure if there’s an earning bracket or …No I believe it’s still available not sure if there’s an earning bracket or something. A friend said there’s not much available though and they stopped getting it the year before because the bread was like eating a brick. I’m in gluten dairy free due to allergy issues and it costs a lot compared to other people’s groceries but I make a lot from scratch now (way cheaper) totally reccomend a bread maker , pays for itself in under a year


Yeah, thank you, I shall check this out. I had a quick look and in Scotland, Wales and N Ireland prescriptions still exist. But I england each county has different allowances. So in Cornwall it may be different for me. But I shall double check. And yes I try to make meals from scratch and make my own products, it really helps the pennies. Thank you for your reply
Nice find OP! I've been coeliac since the 70s. I can remember gluten free bread in tins! Also, just want to second a previous post about Dexa scans, I only found about my low bone density through a university trial. So if you are a Coeliac, ask for a Dexa scan.
Did all of the advertising for them a decade back. Had samples of all their food and it was awful. Still have a loaf of bread from 2009 in the custom packaging I made and it still hasn’t gone off. Free is always good but there are much better gluten free options these days.
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