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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Blue Diamond Nut Thins. I can eat 'em by the box. Toasted corn tortillas with cheese. We just found Kinikinnick pizza crusts -- I can haz pizza!
  3. 2009 Gig Conference Planning

    Questions I've had (don't know if they'd be covered under other topics): The gluten-free kitchen: What has to be changed? How do you prevent cross-contamination? Talking about gluten: How to convince your first degree relatives to just get the bleepin' blood test.
  4. Wow, People Really Don't Get It...

    I gotta confess, my family jokes about cross-contamination. We call it "Cross-Contamination: The Glutening", like it was a cheesy monster movie on the Sci-Fi Channel (I try to do the Don LaFontaine voice, but I'm a bit too... female for it to work. ) My daughter will hand me a glass of water, then ask, "Are you sure it's gluten-free?" But, we're kidding... I'm sorry that your family are being jerks about it.
  5. Do You Cheat?

    I'm here for my pat on the back: friends came over for dinner last night and brought my absolute favorite french bread (and some pretty good beer) and I passed on both of them. Yay, me!
  6. Celiac But No Horrible Symptoms

    Another anemic here; had the endoscopy to look for internal bleeding, found celiac instead. I didn't think I had symptoms, until I noticed how much less gas 'n' bloating I had...
  7. Depression Post gluten-free Diet?

    Three cheers, two thumbs up, and a pat on the back for flutterby!
  8. I'm another anemic celiac... 1) My low # so far has been 9. I can't imagine what 4.9 feels like. Wowzers. 2) I am a very lucky nerd; it was the hematologist/oncologist who sent me to the gastroenterologist for the endoscopy after my first visit. (Of course, she was thinking cancer, which made hearing celiac instead almost a relief.) 3) Six months, you say? I can make it that long.
  9. I like this equation. Right now I'm getting a feeling of control over my situation by working on the cross contamination thing. Hopefully it doesn't kick over into a full-blown obsession.
  10. Second Hand Breadmaker

    I'm calling dibs on the entire toaster oven, 'cause I'm mean like that. (Also, I can put my toast on aluminum foil as an added barrier against the dreaded cross contamination.) The toaster's at least 20 years old; I'm not going to try to decon it.
  11. Second Hand Breadmaker

    Y'know, I was going to ask that, too... I'll break it to him gently. edit to add: um, will we have to get a new crock pot, too? Dang, this dx is getting spendy...
  12. My husband just called me at work, he found a Regal Kitchenpro K6773 breadmaker at a yard sale for $1.00... but it doesn't have a manual. The internets have been very uncooperative; any ideas where I could find a manual? Thanks!
  13. Ack, I didn't think of the microwave. I'm in a small department, we only share what we want to share. I may have a celiac moment* the first time somebody brings donuts, though... *that's what I'm calling the "cry like Lucille Ball when I realize that I'll never have (tasty thing) again in it's gluten-containing form". It's a lot shorter.
  14. Thanks. I'm feeling better now that I've clorox-d everything within touching distance of my desk. (Okay, not the whiteboard or the monitors.) I'm only a bit of a control freak, really... Since my husband is VERY supportive, and does the cooking for my mom now, at least I know the food served will be safe. And I've grown used to my mom giving me that disappointed "You aren't eating?" look, as I went on a fairly intensive reduced-calorie diet earlier this decade. (She really hated it when I got out my PDA to track my calories at the dinner table, but she got used to it. ) I anticipate I'll have to explain that, no, I cannot cheat on this, not even a little bit, as she keeps offering adult beverages to my husband, who has been alcohol free for almost a decade.