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  1. Yes, definitely tell them. In intake forms, they will usually ask about allergies, and you can just list it there. Then, when the dentist reviews it and brings it up, you can mention that you need to check all products before they are used on you, etc. Easy! Good luck!
  2. Hopefully this info will help you make decisions for their products.... http://www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com/health/allergies.html Looks okay to me. And, they advertise in gluten free publications (this month's Living Without magazine).
  3. You don't need both genes to have Celiac. If you had neither gene, and negative tests, then Celiac could essentially be ruled out. I think its a small percentage of Celiacs who have both genes. http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu/C_Doctors/C05-Testing.htm http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiactesting/index.htm#genetic http://www.celiac.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=13 http://www.celiacdisease.net/assets/pdf/CDCFactSheetsGeneticScreening4.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celiac_disease
  4. What a great Mother's Day present! Congratulations! She is beautiful and is lucky to have you as her mama.
  5. One step that you can take is ask the ped. to test him for the genes associated with Celiac - HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8. Over 95-98% of those with Celiac has one/both of the genes, so if he tests negative, then you know his risk for Celiac is dramatically lower than someone with the gene. Of course, having the gene does not mean he has Celiac, as 30-40% of the population has the gene. But, would be a good bit of information to you to have.
  6. You need to be eating a normal gluten containing diet for the tests to be accurate. If you have been gluten free (generally), the tests decrease in accuracy.
  7. We generally switch cup for cup with Better Batter gluten free flour.
  8. Know this has been discussed - but I finally tried Udi's white bread. I am quite certain it was the best ham and cheese sandwich I've had in close to 6 years----by far. (and how has it been that long?!) Wow. All the buzz on that bread is correct.
  9. Of the tests you listed, the only test for Celiac is the tTG. The IgA/IgM/IgG -and IgG subclasses -(as you wrote it) are not Celiac tests per se, and are tests to see if you make enough of them or are deficient.
  10. More info: http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu/C_Doctors/C04-Biopsy.htm
  11. Some NC resources: http://www.gluten.net/branches.php#North Carolina http://www.celiac.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&Itemid=99 http://www.csaceliacs.org/chapters2.php?stateid=34
  12. See info on this website: http://glutenfreeinsd.com/manufacturers_statements.html (under general mills) about their labeling policy - should give you information to make an educated decision.
  13. http://www.betterbatter.org/?page_id=1512&category=1&product_id=1
  14. Definitely find a new doctor!
  15. Could you share a few days worth of your food diary - I'm sure people can help pinpoint if there are any red flags (prob better than a nutritionist, in terms of if it is gluten-free or not).