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About MelInWV

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  1. Hello. I am new to this group as well, but my ten yr old son also has Juvenile Diabetes and we are doing an endoscopy on Friday to find out if he has Celiac. I know how you feel. It is so sad, our kids put up with so much already - needles all day long, every single day, watching what they eat - and now this on top of it! I am hoping against all odds that it's just a big mistake, but the reality is that Diabetes and Celiac are connected somehow, and my MIL has Celiac as well. At least I have her as a support! It breaks my heart to watch him go through all this. Kids have enough to worry about without chronic disease to add to it. Not to mention what we go through as parents trying to help them manage it! Anyway I'm here to talk and commiserate. I don't know an incredible amount about the Celiac yet, but I have talked with a lady here in my town who has a daughter with it. She has managed to work around it and find suitable food substitutions and makes me feel like we will live through this! Good luck to you and I wish the best for your child.
  2. D Hello! My ten yr old son recently had a blood test come back positive for Celiac. We are having a biopsy done this coming Friday. He also has Juvenile Diabetes and there is a close link between the two diseases - both are autoimmune. My MIL has had Celiac for four years now so even though he hadn't been having symptoms, we had him tested to be on the safe side. I look forward to getting to know all of you and receiving many helpful hints!