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Waverly to host Iowa Celiac Conference

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WAVERLY (KWWL) -

It can change your life.

That's what some eastern Iowans are saying about celiac disease.

This year, Waverly is hosting the 2016 Iowa Celiac Conference. The event will be held at The Centre Hall on Saturday, September 24th.

People with celiac disease can have serious reactions to gluten, which is found in wheat products. When people are diagnosed, it can be hard to know where to shop and what to eat.

At this conference in Waverly, people will learn about how support groups can help. A Mayo Clinic doctor will be there along with a dietitian, pharmacist and a panel of mothers and daughters with celiac.

"You want to belong to a support group, so you can get and learn from other celiacs what they've been through... what tips and ideas work. If it weren't for the support group, I would have had a tough time getting well," said Brenda Whiteside from the Iowa Celiac Conference.

Registration ends September 15th.

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