In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease. In 1998 I founded The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
Mdki M, Hupponen T; Holm K, Hallstrom O, _Gut_ 1995; Feb 3692) pgs. 239-42
In a study of 238 children and adolescents with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), serum IgA reticulin antibody tests were performed once a year. During the initial testing, within one year of the onset of IDDM, 5 children (2%) were positive. During follow up, 11 of the antibody-negative children (5%) became positive; of these 9 were shown to have silent celiac disease by jejunal biopsies. This study suggests that repeated serological screening and biopsies should be considered to detect late developing, clinically silent celiac disease among patients with IDDM.