Volunteer Branch Leader
Volunteer Event Coordinator
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GIG of Middle Georgia® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our Mission is to provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and gluten sensitivities so they may live healthier lives.
Whether you have recently been diagnosed or have been living the gluten free lifestyle for many years, you are invited to attend our bi-monthly support group meetings. We gather at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1708 Watson Blvd, Warner Robins, 31093.
Calendar of Events
Feb 24, 2014
Celiac disease (CD) is also referred to as gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE), gluten intolerance, or celiac sprue. It is considered to be the most under-diagnosed common disease today, potentially affecting 1 in every 133 people in the USA. It is a chronic, inherited disease, and if untreated can lead to malnutrition, resulting in numerous secondary disorders. Gluten intolerance is the result of an immune-mediated response to the ingestion of gluten (from wheat, rye and barley) that damages the small intestine. Nutrients then quickly pass through the small intestine, rather than being absorbed.
Our mission is to increase awareness by providing current, accurate, information, and education, as well as support to persons with gluten intolerance diseases, such as celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis, their families, health care professionals and the general public in the Middle Georgia area.