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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

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I have not been on in months,when did this change? I am having a really hard time getting around this new format. I will be the first to say I don't know what I am doing HELP!! :(

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Hi Bella,

The new board switched over at the end of December. It takes a bit of getting used to, but the new features are good. I think the best feature for me is being able to send e-mails or personal messages directly to other people on the board. It is certainly a lot easier than it used to be. If you have any specific questions and need help, please post them and we will try to help you out. Welcome back! :)

God bless,

Mariann

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:) What is the easiest way to "send e-mails or personal messages directly to other people on the board."?

Thanks!

Connie

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Connie,

Below everyone's post you will see the Email and PM button. Just press those!!

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Duh! Thanks Crystal!! :lol:

Connie

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I still cannot get all of the messages, I only see about 2/3rds of each message and

cannot see the introductory message of the topics. I am so sad because I loved this

board and wth wonderful people on it. I will keep trying. hadafish, formerly known

as glowmore. Jan, Marin, California

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Jan,

Don't feel bad I had a lot of problems at first. When you said you could only see

2/3 of the message, you probably need to center it by pushing the right arrow

at the bottom of the window, that's what I have to do. Hope this helps!

I think you will like it when you get used to it...

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Hi Judy, thank you. I do push that button all the way over and still I only see only

one third of the original message and two thirds of the replies. I don't have this

problem on any other site. I am on an Imac. My husband says I have to get a PC

for it to work and true enough if I use his computer it is fine. His is for

business and I rarely get to be on. However, I am pleased that I can post and

that you can see my reply. Thanks again. This is better than not being here at all! I

love the site. Jan, Caifornia.

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I've never been on a message board at all and am writing this to be sure this is how you post something.

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Warpspeed, welcome to the site! It worked fine. Now you can look around and post any questions, answers or topics. It helps to look around first and see if there is already a topic you are interested in, and add to that. Again, welcome.

See you around the site!

God bless,

Mariann :)

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How do you post events to the calendar??? Every time I try to "Add and Event", I get the message "This menu is disabled" - there must be a way because I see that other people have posted events, such as Celiac Walks and Support Group Meetings. Please help.

Paula :unsure:

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Hi Paula,

I have never tried to add an event to the calendar, but it seems to me that it would have to be cleared with the sites administrator before being added. I would suggest when you get to the disables menu page that says you don't have access to that feature, then click on the "contact site administrator" link and ask what you need to do to add an event.

Good luck,

Mariann

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Why are some (most) postings signified as "Pinned"? I have been a member for a year or so, although I have written just a few messages. Some of the messages I did send I never saw posted. Thanks.

Flo

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Flo,

When you post a new topic on the board, it goes to one of the last few pages, which may be why you don't see it. When a moderator sees it they have a decision to move it to another section of the board (for example, if you posted a recipe under the Coping section) or they can "pin" it. If a moderator pins something, it shows that they've read it and it's important and good to read. Pinning a topic also makes it so it cannot be moved. All unpinned topics stay on the last pages of the forum along with any "moved" topics....pinned topics are towards the front in order of date. Hope this helps.... :)

-celiac3270

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