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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store. For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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  1. ENTEROLAB- I did find Enterolab, and I will probably try that. I am trying to get my sister and mom to test at the same time for hereditary reasons AND My mom is chronically ill, thyroid problems (had removed due to Graves), allergies, horrible fatigue and her mother had osteoporosis, plus she just feels crummy ALL THE TIME. My sister has bowel problems chronically. IN-LAWS With the IN-LAW thing, I know some will understand and some will not. My mother-in-law puts out peanuts on the coffee table even though my nephew at age 3 could DIE if he consumed even 1. Some people live life saying "Don't confuse me with the facts. My mind is made up!" I don't care how mad they get at me, I would just feel better if I didn't have to be vague. INSURANCE I have an individual insurance policy and I know you can get "rated" for any condition or disease. With group insurance through an employer, you are right, you will not necessarily see a rise unless many employees start making huge claims and coincidentally all get sick or in accidents. The group would be considered a
  2. Does anyone know of a place that will test you for Celiac Disease anonymously? I am in the Milwaukee/ Chicago area. I have individual health insurance and am concerned that my rates will go up if I am "confirmed" with the disease. Since the outcome is really good if you are diagnosed and stay gluten free for the rest of you life, I don't think this is fair. I went gluten free about 2 years ago out of choice, and felt much better, then because I was not officially diagnosed, I have slowly made exceptions occasionally. I am having similiar but not perfectly typical symptoms and would just like to know for sure since it is so hard to but heads with in-laws who ignorantly think avoiding their food is an insult. Please help!