#1 Never cheat. Not a tiny bit or bite or just this once...because if you do, someone is going to tell me that "so and so is celiac and they can do it..."
#2 Celiac is forever- gluten intolerance may get better. Are you prepared to eat this way the rest of your life? Because if you aren't, someone will tell me "So and so used to have that and thy got better/ grew out of it/ it went away/ doctor was wrong maybe yours is too..."
#3 You take the same ridiculous precautions against cross contamination that we do. Because if you let mom/friend/restaurant pick off the crutons or use the same utensils/cutting board/toaster etc....then someone will tell me that I am being ridiculous/ extreme/ hypochondriac.
I do not mind people who have a genuine serious problem with gluten calling themselves Celiac...because you probably are. We all know the problems with getting a proper dx.
However people who feel bloaty and fatty so they decide to give up gluten.
.for now...or until their skin clears up/ lose weight/ get their energy back...when THOSE people say they are celiac it really rips me. All that I want is for the people who come in contact with my or my celiac kids' food, to understand that it is deadly serious. Because for us, it is.
Celiacs don't have "willpower" or "commitment." We simply have no other choice..
If that is true for you as well, then by all means, dx yourself and be at peace with that.