Next Steps


Next Steps

Being diagnosed with coeliac disease can be a worrying and confusing time for a lot of people, so we’ve developed some ‘Next Steps’ to help guide you through the process after your diagnosis.

Step One

Visit a dietitian

After your diagnosis, your GP or gastroenterologist should refer you to see a dietitian who will provide you with personalised advice and a step by step plan for you to remove gluten from your diet.

If you are unsure whether you have been referred to a dietitian check with your GP, who will be able to advise you further. Your appointment with the dietitian may be at your GP’s surgery, or in the outpatient department at your local hospital.

Useful Tips

  1. Prior to meeting with the dietitian, it can be helpful to keep a food diary for two or three days of what you would normally eat so the dietitian can help you to adapt your diet.
  2. It can also be helpful to make a note of any questions or concerns you may have so you can remember to raise them during the consultation.
  3. You might like someone to come with you to the consultation, to help you to remember everything the dietitian says. Alternatively, make sure you have a notebook or phone to hand, so that you can take notes to remember later.

What to expect

During your appointment your dietitian should provide you with written information and a contact number to support the advice that they give you, so you will have something to refer back to later. Remember to ask if you can expect to receive a follow up appointment. You should also ensure that you attend regular check-ups with either your GP, dietitian or gastroenterologist.

Step Two

Register for your free Glutafin
taster box

We are here to support you as you adapt to your new gluten free diet. By registering with Glutafin you can:

  1. Receive our FREE Taster Box which includes a selection of delicious gluten free products along with helpful advice and recipes for you to try.
  2. Keep updated with new recipes, exclusive competitions and advice about your gluten free diet.
gluten free prescription

Step Three

Choose your gluten free prescription

Once you’ve been diagnosed with coeliac disease, you may be entitled to receive gluten free foods on prescription* to help you enjoy a well-balanced, gluten free diet. In order to receive a gluten free food prescription, you will need to make an appointment with your GP and discuss which products you would like to request on prescription and the quantities. You can then take your prescription to your chosen pharmacy and arrange to collect your order once it is ready.

Your doctor will need to use the exact title of your chosen food products when setting up or changing your prescription to ensure you receive what you want. Our Glutafin gluten free food request form provides all the information they need, if you wish to take it with you to your appointments.

Remember our careline are here to help you every step of the way, contact us here.

*Subject to the area you live in.

How do I plan my new gluten free prescription?

A great way to plan what you need on a gluten free prescription is to estimate what you ate in a typical month before you were diagnosed. Your GP will look into your needs and also what has been recommended by healthcare experts. To find out more about the amount of gluten free foods you are entitled to, as well as the overall prescription costs and other information, read our dedicated Your Prescription section.


Step Four

Learn to cook gluten free

Discover our wide range of delicious recipes to inspire you in the kitchen!

We understand that removing gluten from your diet can seem daunting at first, which is why we provide an extensive selection of recipes and ideas to get you started.

Being on a gluten free diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great tasting food!

Our recipes are easy to follow and deliver great tasting results. They’re available to view online, or you can print our recipe booklet from the handy literature section of our website.

And if you need any help or advice when you’re cooking we have a team of talented gluten free cooks on our careline who are ready to help you. Contact us here.


coeliac disease symptoms

Step Five

Join the active coeliac community

We are proud that a huge number of coeliacs across the UK call the Glutafin website home; join us to find out about our great support network. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see our online community in action!

There is also fantastic support available through Coeliac UK, and a growing network of online resources to help.

Just diagnosed?

Get your free
Glutafin Taster Box

If you or someone you love has been recently diagnosed with coeliac disease, you could be eligible to receive gluten free foods on prescription. Simply select your country of residence, and, if you live in England, fill in your postcode to check if your area is prescribing.

Just diagnosed?

Great News

Your country is prescribing gluten free foods*. Request your Glutafin Taster Box by clicking the button below to sign up.
* Please note: local policies are constantly updated, and issuing a prescription is at the discretion of your GP.

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