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HuffingtonPostMay is Celiac Awareness Month—and not in the “going gluten-free is totally in right now” way. While about a third of Americans say they are actively trying to cut gluten out of their diet, most are not doing so for medical purposes. Only about 1 in 133 people have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is ingested, according to the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center.

As if the gastro trouble, joint pain, mood swings and other celiac symptoms weren’t trying enough, people with celiac disease also have to hear friends, colleagues and family members saying things like, “Wow, I could never give up bread!”

We asked our Twitter followers to tell us what they wish people would just stop saying with #gfpetpeeves.

Keep reading to see what not to say to someone who is gluten-free…

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