Copyright ©2009 The WJG Press and Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. Dec 28, 2009; 15(48): 6028-6033
Published online Dec 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.6028
Table 1 Key elements in the management of celiac disease (CD)
Consultation with a skilled dietitian
Education about the disease
Lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet
Identification and treatment of nutritional deficiencies
Access to a support group
Continuous long-term follow-up by a multidisciplinary team
Table 2 Factors to improve compliance
Learning about CD
Identify gluten-containing products
Improved self-management
Trust in physicians and dietitians
Proactive follow-up measures
Understanding the risk factors and serious complications
Ability to reinforce positive changes internally
Positive coping skills
Participation in a support groups