FFL2014 Mom’s group, one T1D-celiac mum strongly recommend Fooducate app*.
Mention major benefit is gluten free shopper scan barcode, immediately see GF/not GF, not need search label/read tiny print/turn on brain, decipher meaning/spend one hour daily read food boxes.
EXAMPLE: despite vague awareness discrepancies in wild west of GF labeling frontier, Bigfoot assume “GLUTEN FREE” on label = this product has been found, by some measure or another, to not contain gluten. (All right. All right. Notice ingredients include rolled oats sans mention “certified gluten free rolled oats,” but in heart feel certain alleged health-awareness food product biz not desire intentionally fool parent into poison child.)
But scan barcode. Fooducate says…
Meanwhile, Bubs eat one half Zone Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Gluten Bar nearly daily during school year. Before recess. Regardless, Bubs’s tTg-IgA return normal-person level between fall 2013 (diagnosis celiac, tTg-IgA > 100 whatevers, which medicine says = GINORMOUS) and spring 2014 (follow up blood work tTg-IgA < 20 whatevers; medicine considers normal.)
- I like Fooducate because it is fun to scan barcodes and get immediate gluten information about a thing
- But if Bubs has been eating gluten pretty much continuously this entire time, shouldn’t his guts still be tTg-IgA-ing out the wazooo?
- Oh! Maybe he doesn’t really have celiac disease!
- Or maybe he has a special variety of celiac disease where you can eat gluten daily
- Maybe tTg-IgA under 20 is not very normal at all
- Maybe Fooducate is lying. Or incorrect.
- But the scanning! And the instant information! So much fun!
*FREE version Fooducate not offer scan barcode/gluten feature. Gluten version $14.99.
Imagine crawling through desert high noon, no concern refreshment, only