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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. Chickfila?

    I got my daughter the grilled nuggets and fries, and she got sick.  Tried again, this time told them to have the person handling her food change gloves... it was a rookie mistake I forgot to ask the first time.  Success!  
  2. My daughter was diagnosed in January, and she has her first follow up appointment today.  Her bloodwork all looks really good.  I want to make sure I ask anything/everything I should... any suggestions?   Right now I have questions about some of the bloodwork, the vitamins I give her, and whether I should give her culturelle, if her weight is good...   anything I'm missing?
  3. when my daughter had her endoscopy, everything looked normal too.. biopsies confirmed celiac.  
  4. We love to shop at Costco... it makes my gluten-free 3 yr old very happy that they always, always have gluten-free samples.  Seriously... for every gluten sample they have, there is another nearby booth with a gluten-free sample!   
  5. father and sister were tested, and she said they were fine.  i saw sisters results... all in normal range, but i didn't see dad's... for all i know it is like mine was.  I have a follow up with her at the end of May for my daughter, so I will talk with her about it at that time.  thanks!
  6. Yeah, it was the pediatric gastro who said this.  She had no qualms about doing an endo and diagnosing my daughter, so I don't think she would necessarily be hesitant with me, but who knows.  I don't really know where to go with this.  Since she is not really my doctor, and i'm not under a doctor's care right now, I don't know how to follow up.  I think I will bring it up to her when my daughter has her follow up soon.
  7. Yeah, this was from my daughter's Gastro doc. I planned on asking my doctor about the results. I am asymptomatic... but I know that doesn't mean I'm negative for Celiac. This is the quote on the test: The Gliadin IgG is generally over sensitive. We get it when screening because often patients with celiac disease have a low serum IgA and all of the other markers depend on that level. Since your total serum IgA was normal we can ignore the elevated IgG. My question: Is there anything else it could indicate besides Celiac?
  8. These were my results... I was tested after my three year old was diagnosed.  She said the IGg is generally over sensitive and since the total IGa was low (and all other results), we could "ignore" the elevated number.  Hmmm...
  9. I have a doctor's interpretation of these results, but I'm curious about what others with experience would say about these:     gliadin (deaminated) abs      gliadin, iga        9            standard range <20      gliadin, igg        48          standard range <20   IGA    157    standard range 78-391   Transglutiminase Ab, IgA      17   standard range <20   Endomysial Ab, IgA  <1:10       standard range DLT10     Thanks in advance.  
  10. just bought the purdue ones, and my girlie has gobbled them down!  
  11. My daughter should go this month for her 3 month follow up bloodwork.  She was diagnosed at the end of January.  I've seen a marked improvement in her gastro symptoms, and she has even gained weight.  I am hoping to see a drastic improvement in her bloodwork as well, but I don't know how long that kind of thing takes.  I don't want to get disheartened if her numbers havent moved as much as I had hoped.  Any words of wisdom on this?  Can it take awhile for numbers to improve even if symptoms have improved?  Or should I expect to see normal numbers?  Thanks.
  12. My DD wasn't FTT, but she was tiny, and that combined with chronic diarrhea is what led to her being tested.  At the GI, she basically just reviewed the results and recommended endoscopy to confirm.  She also recommended seeing a dietician, which we did, but it was a waste of time and money, as she basically said we could google stuff.  thanks lady.  anyway, she had the endoscopy two weeks later, and although it all appeared "normal," biopsies confirmed celiacs.  that was about 7 weeks ago, and she has been doing well on the gluten-free diet -- even gained  pound!       good luck with everything.  i hope you get some answers so your little one can feel better.
  13. I have tried the ian panko and gluten-free bisquick on chicken -- both were good, but since I have to omit egg, neither was particularly crispy
  14. i'm new to all of this, but my daughter can't have eggs either, so i do the gluten-free bisquick with a banana instead of the egg, and i use coconut oil to sub the veg oil.  they turn out great...  even better w/ chocolate chips
  15. Yes, I believe it is gluten, acc. to one of my apps.