If you’re a teenager with a food allergy, you probably hear a litany of advice all the time.
“Don’t forget to check the label before you eat.”
“Make sure you tell the restaurant about your food allergy.”
“You have to wear your medical alert bracelet.”
And perhaps most of all, “Don’t forget your epinephrine auto-injectors.”
Living in a state of vigilance is part of the food allergy experience, and that means taking your epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) everywhere, even if you don’t expect to eat. You’ve been preparing to take responsibility for your...