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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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  1. I, too, am glad to hear that caramel color made in the US is gluten-free, as the only book I have said it was forbidden! I was just in a panic today over the caramel color in diet Coke, as I drank one yesterday without thinking. I hope the "natural flavoring" listed on the label is also gluten-free. Guess I better find out. sigh. I was only diagnosed celiac a week ago, and this is all so new to me. Thanks a bunch.
  2. I am a real newbie to celiac disease (diagnosed one week ago) but I was diagnosed in New Zealand, where the product selection is definitely different than in the U.S. One of the few gluten-free products I have tried is a rice/quinoa spaghetti made by Corelli, in Bolivia. I couldn't tell this pasta from regular, not in taste nor texture nor how it cooked, how it was after sitting out, refrigerated as leftovers, nothing. I wonder if any of the US stores offers this brand? I am a baker (using wheat in my previous life ) and know that making your own pasta is a drag even with wheat. Never tried it without, sorry.
  3. I am newly diagnosed with celiac disease, and live in American Samoa. I just visited my local grocery store with an eye for gluten-free items for the first time. They had three gluten-free flours available: sweet rice (white), acorn, and mung bean. I can't find acorn or mung bean flours in any recipe or posting anywhere. Has anyone else ever come across these flours? What can I do with them? Thanks in advance for the advice.