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J-Man

Member Since 08 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 15 2005 12:05 PM
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In Topic: Learning About It For The First Time

15 October 2005 - 12:07 PM

You should read Dangerous Grains if you want to know all about the disease.  They talk about the ethnicities that are most likely to have celiac disease in it.  Grains were first grown in the middle eastern countries.  Since celiac disease is genetic, those cultures have had longer for the celiac disease genes to be eliminated from the gene pool. 



Well... the book arrives Monday I think :)

J

In Topic: Learning About It For The First Time

09 October 2005 - 07:29 PM

Well you better be careful because you will have the single women with Celiac after you, lol!!!

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*smirk* I should be so lucky ;-)

J

In Topic: Learning About It For The First Time

09 October 2005 - 06:48 PM

Well, hate to break it to ya, but....., both of your backgrounds are in the high risk group for celiac disease.......

Just thought I would let you know........ :P

Karen

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Where would I find this information so I can pass it around to my friends and loved ones?

J

In Topic: Learning About It For The First Time

09 October 2005 - 06:25 PM

Hi Jason!

Wow, this girl doesn't know what she's missing!!  But from my 42 years of experience, I have learned that trying to "get back together" with an ex, rarely, if ever, works out, so don't take your hat out of the ring yet.......  I'll give you a hint, just be there for her, show her the effort you are putting into learning about celiac disease, and be there for support for her.  Unless she is blind, she will wake up and realize what is best for her......

In regards to your comment about insurance companies covering the cost of testing since it will save them money in the long run, you just hit the nail on the head.  I hope they wake up soon and realize this........

What ethnic heritage do you have?  There are certain ethnic groups that are at more risk for celiac than others.......

Karen

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Well, I'm mostly Irish/Norwegian, with a few others sprinkled in there for good measure... I will ask my doctor about the tests and see what we can do to start, 'cause it can't hurt. I've seen too many people suffer due to ignorance, so I do try to learn what I can, even if it's bad news.

Thank you all for your words of encouragement. The cookies came out great, and I tried one that broke... and it wasn't half bad!

Our meeting today was disrupted because she got sick, and she thinks it's due to a potential gluten contamination thing from her evening.... but I'm meeting her at a "safe" restaurant tomorrow, cookies in hand ;-)

And yes, I'm being the friend that she needs. She's got the impression of my feelings, but I'm trying to keep them in check, since that's not going to help matters in the short term.

Again, thank you all, it's been most encouraging.

J

In Topic: Learning About It For The First Time

09 October 2005 - 04:39 PM

Do you think insurance would cover such tests? I wonder.

It seems like they should, it'd save them a lot of money in the long run.

J

Well here is the full panel that should be run in check for celiac:
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG
Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA
Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG)
Total Serum IgA

You do not have to have it from birth...most people with celiac have a gene that predisposes them to celiac. This gene can activate at any point in life.
Not everyone with the gene develops it but they have that chance to.

Also, there has been debate over this but I believe it to be possible... even if you do not have a gene but have a problem with gluten then it can develop into celiac if you continue to eat gluten

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