A quick web search will find a multitude of GF resources. Once place that has a lot of info is celiac.com
, so it's a good place to get started. The NIH even has a celiac awareness site
. To get started here's a nice article about cleaning out your kitchen
There's a nice Yahoo! group, gluten-free Ann Arbor
that is worth joining if you are in the area. Once you ask to join, the moderators will let you in fairly quickly and then you can search the archives for lots of good local information.
If you are newly diagnosed with celiac disease, Connie Sarros has written a Newly Diagnosed Survival Kit
that has all the fundamentals in it. She is a bit over-reliant of low-fat things, so you can take her admonitions about avoiding fat with a grain of salt since everyone needs a decent amount of fat and many low-fat foods are overloaded with sugar to compensate.
Another nice resource for the newly diagnosed is a series of videos about cooking GF on Schar's website (they do make GF foods, so watch out for product placements): Better Without: your guide to a gluten-free life videos
For children diagnosed with celiac, there's a great book: The GF Kid
. If has instructions and helps newly diagnosed children realize they're not alone and some of the realities they will face in a light-hearted way. Written by a celiac kid and her family, it packs a good dose of humor into a subject that can be painful for newly diagnosed kids. According to the publisher, it's been out of print since 1/3/08, but there are still copies to be had if you poke around. You may also want to check out this page about 504 plans and school lunches
There are a multitude of GF websites, blogs and recipe pages out there, but one I've come across that hadn't turned up readily otherwise is Nourish This
. Also, there is a nice web page about hosting a dinner with a celiac
(good to forward to friends). If you'd like to get a real paper-and-ink magazine about living with celiac disease with recipes and everything there are two: Living Without
and Gluten-Free Living
If you are taking medications, a kind pharmacist has built a website of gluten-free drugs
, both prescription and OTC. A good thing to check before taking anything. Who would have thought that Synthroid isn't guaranteed to be GF while most of the other thyroid replacements are?