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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. Portageegal added a post in a topic Very Unexpected Biopsy Today!   

      Most good doctors will do a biopsy when they do an endoscopy. Mine wasn't
      looking for celiac, but found it. I'm glad he did the biopsy or I would never have
      known and would have done more harm to myself by continuing to eat gluten.
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    2. Portageegal added a post in a topic Medicare And Special Diets   

      I talked to the Massachusetts medicaid office and they said that a rest home
      does NOT have to supply gluten-free food for me. I guess they figure I could just not
      eat bread or something. I talked to the ombudsman the other day and she
      is going to look into it further for me.

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    3. Portageegal added a post in a topic So Confused   

      I don't know .... The GI is the one that told me that I had it, but at that time I hadn't been to this site and didn't know how serious it was or would have pressured him. Maybe he is waiting for my next visit, but that isn't until Oct. Well, my GP will be here tomorrow and I will see if he can get me some answers. If not I will have to switch GI's.

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    4. Portageegal added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      So Confused
      I was recently found to have Celiac Sprue. When I went back after my endoscopy (6 weeks after it) the Dr. told me that is what the biopsy showed. I have IBS also and knew what a gluten-free diet was all about. I had a blood test and the numbers were in the normal range. Through his nurse I was told to keep eating like I have been. I really want to start gluten-free, but it is hard because I am on disability and live in a rest home and unless I have a Drs. order I am sort of 'up the creek'. I will see my GP this week and see what he says, but I am really nervous. I understand the part about any gluten can cause a reaction, but is the reaction as severe with a little as it is with alot? I called the Medicaid office and they said that the home does NOT have to provide me with a special diet. (can you belive that?????)

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    5. Portageegal added a post in a topic Medicare And Special Diets   

      Oh yeah, I've been to the websites. BIG waste of my time. I will have to call them then or have the social worker here do it for me. Thanks for you time and response.
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    6. Portageegal added a post in a topic Medicare And Special Diets   

      (anything not to have to call the ss office)

      What's the matter? Don't you like holding a phone at your ear forever listening to crappy music ?

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    7. Portageegal added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      Medicare And Special Diets
      Oh, Brother. I am in a pickle. I am on disability and living in a rest/retirement home. I have very little control over what is prepared for meals. Do any of you "older" people know if there are any allowences made for a special diet? The gov't. allows us $60 a month for our expenses and I can't see how that will stretch if I have to buy special foods. I have been trying to find out online about whether rest homes have to prepare special food for you or not. All I can find is that they have to for low salt, and diabetes. As it is they complain about how much they spend on food here. AGGHHHHHH !!!!!!! I'm screwed.
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    8. Portageegal added a post in a topic Top Three Worst Gf Products   

      Oh, man ... you guys are killing me. I just found out I have Celiac. Look what I have to look forward to. UGH!

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    9. Portageegal added a post in a topic Positive Biopsy For Celiac Sprue   

      Thanks .... I think

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    10. Portageegal added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Positive Biopsy For Celiac Sprue
      Hi. I'm new to this board. I had a positive result for celiac sprue when I had my endoscopy, but the Dr. still wants me to have a blood test. Can anyone tell me if seeing sprue is positive for gluten intolerance or can it be caused by something else?
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