However, I've had Zpizza a few times since I originally tried it, which you can read about here. Mostly it's been at the place where I work (my day job!), a physician's office. Maybe you've heard about this? Every single day, drug reps bring lunch to every single doctor in America, it seems. Each lunch is a presentation, in which the drug (SALES) rep goes over the selling points of each drug, clinical trial data, etc.
I have been very flattered that many times these very nice people remember I am celiac and bring me gluten free lunch items, including Zpizza and Whole Foods baked goods. This is so cool. But then I keep having this thought:
WHO IS GIVING PRESENTATIONS TO DOCTORS TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO DIAGNOSE CELIAC PATIENTS? WHO IS REMINDING THEM OF THIS WIDESPREAD CONDITION, THAT IS NOT TREATED WITH DRUGS?
I was absolutely appalled when at her Raleigh presentation Jules Shepard said medical providers she'd spoken with had told their patients "you don't want to be diagnosed if you're celiac." So why aren't we taking them our best GF items, so they will have the courage and frequent reminders to screen our undiagnosed brothers and sisters?
Which of our awareness organizations might want to get a program started, do you think? Does anyone know of people doing this or any current programs in place? Please comment or email me thoughts on this. I just hate it that people are suffering unnecessarily.