Online Education for Gluten-Free Eating

Development and Usability Testing of an E-Learning Module for Children with Concurrent Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes.

Principal Investigator

Catharine Walsh


Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged through gluten consumption, making it hard for the body to absorb nutrients. Up to 16 per cent of children with type 1 diabetes also develop celiac disease. This life-long condition is treated by removing gluten from the diet — for life. 

Professor Catharine Walsh and her team have developed interactive, online learning modules on the gluten-free diet for children with both celiac disease and type 1 diabetes, and their caregivers.


  • Margaret Marcon
  • Robert Bandsma
  • Veronik Connan
  • Farid Mahmud
  • Esther Assor
  • Laura Vresk

View the Learning Modules

The learning modules are available through a ‘celiac hub’ on the AboutKidsHealth website and the AboutKidsHealth for Teens website.