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Lee & Pistiner Getting dropped off at a friends house is not only fun, it helps foster independence and lasting friendships. Yet its understandable that you feel uneasy about leaving your daughter with someone else. A sleepover can be safe if the adults in charge understand allergen avoidance and know how to respond in an emergency. Planning, teaching and good communication make this possible. Well before the sleepover, tell the caregivers about your daughters food allergies and let them make an informed choice about taking on the responsibility. Training the adult caregivers about food allergies should take place when they have time to give you their full attention. If you rush, important details may be left off.
A link between celiac disease and autoimmune thyroid diseases is well established. Now a study published in January in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology says the gluten-free diet doesnt appear to reverse the progression of autoimmune thyroid disease.