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JHuffington

Member Since 17 Nov 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 27 2013 08:25 AM
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How To Live With Those Who Don't Have Celiac

17 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

My name is Jon, I'm 40 and this is my first post.  I was recently diagnosed with Celiac.  I'm still trying to figure out the in and outs of this disease, so it has been frustrating for me.  When I received the diagnosis I said to myself, "big deal, all I have to give up is wheat bread."  The doctor at that point told me it was a little more complicated than that.  I was shocked at how many things gluten is in, even some prescription drugs.  

 

I'm scheduled to see a nutritionist next week, but until then, I've been reading everything I can get my hands on.  At this point, I'm extremely paranoid about what I'm eating.  I have just gone through 7 weeks of nasty symptoms and I don't want to consume any gluten.  Since I know so little about the disease I've been buying boxed "Gluten Free" foods (I generally don't eat a lot of processed stuff).  

 

My question is this.  How concerned should I be about my household family members and the cookware, utensils, plates, toaster, etc. that we use?  My family eats a lot of products with gluten in it.  Do I need to go buy new stuff for me only?  Can I use the toaster?  What about the colander that we generally put whole wheat spaghetti in?  Can gluten get on plates?  I have no idea what I'm doing, so any help would be much appreciated.

 

I look forward to talking to you.

 

Thanks,

Jon