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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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


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  1. I'm a legally an adult, but still 18. I noticed a few canadians and a MN. I'm from North Dakota, so you're the closest ones to me!
  2. I got diagnosed 2 weeks before I left for my freshman year of college at a small university. We had talked to them and because of scholarship requirements, I have to live on-campus for 4 years unless i get married. So I gave the dining hall a shot, but it was awful. The director and the head chef were very good about it, and they knew what they were doing, and they were willing to help me, but what screwed it up for me was the employees who prepared my meals and didn't know what they were doing. They weren't trained in how to prevent cross contamination and keep my food clean, and in small town North Dakota, most of them didn't know what Celiac Disease or gluten was. So halfway through the semester I talked to my advisor(whose dad, i discovered, has Celiac) and she completely understood and set me up with an on-campus apartment. So this semester will be much, much better. The only challenge will be getting back in the middle of a blizzard. The other problem i had with the dining hall was that they wanted me to sit down with them every week to plan meals and to be there at a certain time every day so that they could have my food hot and ready to eat. I am not a planner. An organizer, but not a planner. So that didn't really work with me because I never knew if I wanted to eat in the hall or @ my room till I was hungry. That's about it. ha.