Are you getting tired of repeating the same spiel to every server, chef, and family member who wants to learn how to cook for you? Would you love to have a pocket sized card that you could hand them with the most essential things for them to know to be able to prepare a meal that will be safe for you? Select Wisely is a company that makes these cards, offering several different standard options for allergies like nuts, dairy, gluten (we know Celiac disease isn’t an allergy, but the information would still be relevant in this case), sugar, etc. You can also order a custom card tailored to your specific needs! How cool is that?! And for any of you with Diabetes, they offer additional resources for diabetics for navigating airport security screening with your medical supplies!
These are seemingly little things that the average diner or traveller might take for granted, but for those of us with diagnoses that force us to pay attention to such things, it can help make frustrating interactions go more smoothly. At least we can hope that it will. Check out their site and let me know what you think! Do you have any other tips or tricks to help make travel easier? Or to stay safe in restaurants? I would love to hear your ideas!
I’ve also devoted significant attention both to dining out, and to various forms of travel, in my educational program. It has been designed to contain all of the most important information for new Celiacs, and others who need to strictly eliminate gluten and/or grains from their diet. It could also be a good refresher for those who have been living this way for quite some time, those who are engaging with new social settings, or if could help a new important human in your life learn how to navigate this world with you. You can read the first chapter for free here. I think you’ll find it practical, timely, and helpful to have all of the most essential information for living gluten free well, in one place.