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Adolescent Celiac Disease and Diabetes: Using Diabetes Research to Frame Celiac Counseling Practice
Celiac disease and diabetes are autoimmune disorders that are directly affected
by individuals’ lifestyle choices. While each share various commonalities,
including their medical basis and potential psychological symptoms, the
prevalence of research on diabetes in various settings appears to overshadow
research on celiac disease, providing minimal guidance to addressing aspects of
celiac disease in a counseling context. The current article will utilize a
biopsychosocial model to target both conditions and will investigate whether
foundations of diabetes research may be beneficial to targeting celiac disease in
counseling practice. A case illustration is provided.
Keywords: celiac disease, diabetes, chronic illness, counseling, adolescents