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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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. happygirl added a post in a topic Need To Find A Dentist   

      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!
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    2. happygirl added a post in a topic It's Safe To Eat This Icecream?   

      Hopefully this info will help you make decisions for their products....

      Looks okay to me. And, they advertise in gluten free publications (this month's Living Without magazine).
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    3. happygirl added a post in a topic Dq2 Positive/dq8 Negative   

      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.
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    4. happygirl added a post in a topic Introducing A New One   

      What a great Mother's Day present! Congratulations! She is beautiful and is lucky to have you as her mama.
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    5. happygirl added a post in a topic Should My Son Go Gluten Free?   

      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.
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    6. happygirl added a post in a topic Test In 2 Weeks, But I've Been gluten-free...   

      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.
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    7. happygirl added a post in a topic Can You Just Swap Flour For Gluten Free Flour?   

      We generally switch cup for cup with Better Batter gluten free flour.
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    8. happygirl added a post in a topic The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original   

      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.
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    9. happygirl added a post in a topic Test Results - Help Me Understand Please   

      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.
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    10. happygirl added a post in a topic Can You Help Me Translate?   

      More info:
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    11. happygirl added a post in a topic Betty Crocker Signature Brand   

      See info on this website: (under general mills) about their labeling policy - should give you information to make an educated decision.
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    12. happygirl added a post in a topic Substitutes For Bisquick And/or Ritz Crackers 
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    13. happygirl added a post in a topic Total Serum Iga?   

      Definitely find a new doctor!
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    14. happygirl added a post in a topic So Confused   

      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).
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    15. happygirl added a post in a topic The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original   

      Fire your doctor. Get a new one. :-)
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