Do you like labels? You know who does? Celiac disease researchers. In 2011, the best of them from all over the world came together in Oslo to update definitions of kinds of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity (making me, for example, no longer “atypical”—see the new labels here).
In the spirit of redefining categories, I thought I’d throw out some new ones of my own. (Maybe the Oslo crowd can discuss them at the next conference, to be held in Chicago this September, at my alma mater, though even the discounted rates are too expensive for this civilian!)
Now, whether or not you like labels, I think you’ll agree that often we’re defined by our illness. Some of us even call ourselves “celiacs.” But of course having celiac disease or being gluten-free isn’t all there is to know about us. Our personalities matter, too.
That’s why I’ve created a simple 10-question celiac disease personality quiz, just like the ones you used to see in Seventeen magazine. (Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a teenage girl to participate…or even have celiac disease. It’s inclusive.)
Take the quiz, then come back and let me know what you scored. To reward your participation, I’m offering a giveaway! In fact, just to make things confusing, I’m offering TWO giveaways. The prizes are: remaining is: 1) A surprise swag bag from the upcoming Secaucus, NJ Gluten-Free and Allergy-Free Expo. Share your result in a comment, on Twitter, or on Facebook by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 11th, for a chance to win (or do all three, for three chances to win). Only US & Canada entries are eligible, though I hope you’ll check out the quiz even if you live elsewhere.
2) Two free tickets to the Expo for a day of your choice. You can attend on both Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th, or choose one day and bring a friend. To enter this one, comment by Friday, September 6th, letting me know your result AND letting me know that you’ve done one of the following: Followed GFAF Expo on Twitter Liked GFAF Expo on Facebook Let your family & friends know that the GFAF Expo is coming to Secaucus, NJ (by email, social media, or good old-fashioned talking—just let me know you did, and I’ll believe ya). Everyone who comments (and lives in the US or Canada) will be entered into the first drawing. You CAN be entered into both drawings—just be sure to do one of the Expo requirements to join the second.
There’s no better way to celebrate back-to-school (and expo) season than by taking a quiz…so what are you waiting for? Sharpen those No. 2 pencils and let’s get cracking.
I’m a Sproob, so true.
I got Celiactivist. Definitely.
Your quiz tells me I’m a silent celiac, but I would say I have celiactivist tendencies. The interpretation of my answers was likely complicated by the fact that I don’t have to talk about gluten so much or call manufacturers because you always do it for me. I also liked GFAF on Facebook but you don’t have to enter me in the giveaway because I already get free tickets because I’m volunteering to help with the event! Anyone else?
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My results said I’m a Celiactivist! That sounds about right, I’m always talking to people about celiac disease and what a real gluten free diet means. I get so frustrated by all the people doing a fad gluten free diet or claiming it’s healthier for everyone. Them doing that means more stores and restaurants think they’re making safe gluten free food but they usually aren’t making things that are truly safe for someone with Celiac. Sigh…
Yeah, it’s a bummer. 😦 All we can do is keep hacking away at it, I guess.
You make me laugh and I think you’re adorable. . 🙂 Brilliant quiz..
(and as I suspected it would say…celiactivist. what can I say except: “I’m a celiac and I’m proud!” LOL)
P.S. No need to enter me into the giveway, though (I am in the middle of moving 1200 miles away and cannot attend, but thanks anyway!l)
Thanks, Irish! That means a lot to me. BTW, if you hadn’t gotten Celiactivist then I’d have had to assume the test itself was faulty. 😉
And good luck with your move!
I’m a Celiactivist according to the results. Your choices for each question were funny too. Amazon and some of the other businesses that send out post purchase surveys should hire you to write theirs. 🙂
Thank you! I think most of us blogger types are probably celiactivists. I will reach out to Amazon when I’m ready for a career change. lol!
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I’m “silent celiac”. I can become a more animated “celiactivist” to some, but around people I don’t know, I try to blend in. Then again, that’s nothing to do with my gluten issues, it’s a shyness issue.
I am curious which set of responses warrant the title of “my mom” LOL
Hi Lisa, thanks for sharing and good question. I think I’ll post all of the possible types and their descriptions after the giveaway has ended. 🙂
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I’m a Celiactivist – which wasn’t surprising. Fun survey!
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