I'm a gluten free, soy free, vegan. I think the hardest thing in our house is the combination of all of our different intolerances and allergies. My husband is allergic to corn, wheat, oats, all legumes and tomatoes. My oldest child and I are both soy intolerant, and have celiac disease. My youngest has celiac disease but, so far, no other food allergies or intolerances. It's like a guessing game on who can eat what at any given meal!
The trait is genetic, but only a minority of those carrying the gene actually develop celiac disease. So, yes, there is a possibility that their child will have the genes and may be susceptible to developing celiac disease at some point in their life. Your brother tests negative today, but he could have the gene and have celiac disease triggered next week.
Worry--no. Be aware of the possibility--yes.
Thanks for the reply. That's pretty much what I thought but I wanted to be sure.
The best gluten-free food I've ever had was in Italy. The Italians know how to do gluten-free right! If your husband and his family are insistent that you can "sneak pizza" once in awhile, go to a place that does gluten-free pizza and eat that. Where are you located in Italy? I might be able to help suggest some restaurants.
The worst comment I've ever gotten was from a friend. When I was newly diagnosed and still having a lot of trouble coping with the fact that I would never be able to eat my favorite foods again (now at almost two years in I'm over it) she invited me over to her house for a "cookie party", at which there would be nothing I could eat and the entire point of the event was for people to try all these delicious gluten filled cookies. When I told her that I didn't think I would enjoy that she replied "If you don't come because of food, I'm sorry but that is totally lame. I give up sugar and stuff for Lent all the time. It's not big deal." Yeah...that's EXACTLY the same. Exactly.