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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Glucose Tolerance Test?

    Nope. My fasting blood sugars were plenty to diagnose Diabetes = 400-something.
  3. Diabetes?

    Hi WhiteLace. I have T1 Diabetes, and I'm still working on a celiac diagnosis. A blood sugar of 174 after eating a meal is I think acceptable for a non-diabetic. Recent findings have suggested this. The most important is before and 2 hrs after meals. Was the 174 fasting? If so, then you may have pre-diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. Your best thing is to have your doctor do a fasting blood sugar in the lab and see what it says. If it's 120 or above then you need to discuss your options with your doctor, and maybe do a GTT to ck your glucose tolerance. And yes, your blood sugar numbers can bounce around. If you need more advice let me know, Heather
  4. Aloha Sue. I just recently found a site that has been helpful for me- give it a try. blood test results Hope it helps answer at least some of your questions!
  5. Hi Sally. The blood draw is on me. They were just fishing around, supposedly because of my vit B deficiency, but I've had that for about 4 years and this was the first time anybody ck'd. I came up as weak/moderate positive, but neg on the TtG and EMA (I think?). Have a mild case of DH that dissapears right before dermatology appts. No biopsies on skin or intestines as of yet. I'm just not happy they ran this test without telling me what they were doing. They also told me not to worry about it unless I developed symptoms. Hah! Oh well, I'm not giving up, but I am getting tired! Heather
  6. Blood test for IgA and IgG drawn without my knowledge.
  7. Hi there. I'm pretty new at this myself, and I'm still pursuing a diagnosis. Celiac Test is extremely vague. IgA and Ttg are elements of a series of tests. I don't have my Ttg results, so I can't compare them (mine came up as negative, I know that). But my lab slip shows the following range(s): IgA: under 20 units is negative 20-30 units is weak positive 30+ units is moderate to strong positive IgG scale is very similar, just add 4 pts. I had both of these and they came up a weak/moderate positive respectively. Depending on where you live, level may be based on a different scale, I'm in America. Hope that helps a little! Jinxy's Mom
  8. Hi Billy. The only blood tests I had that came back as positive were the IgG and IgA. All the others were neg. I decided not to pursue a biopsy at that point because I didn't have any symptoms. Lately I have developed what I believe is DH and I'm seeing my GP Friday for a referral to the GI and I'd like to have the endoscopy done.
  9. Hi Kiwik. I have had the vitamin B deficiency for many years, I'm borderline hypo-thyroid not on meds and have T1 diabetes.
  10. Newbie

    Definitely food for thought. I have to wonder, though, if my ins will cover my gluten-free sessions w/ my dietician if there's not an absolute dx of some kind. Guess we'll see on Friday. This'll be pretty much the first time I've met this doctor.
  11. Newbie

    That's interesting, Richard, thank you for your reply. I'm obviously not as informed as others, but I'm concerned because I've read that quite a few folks get misdiagnosed from skin biopsies not being done correctly. Right now the rash isn't too bad, but I want to get rid of it as soon as possible. When I ended things w/ the GI earlier this year, he wasn't opposed to an endoscopy and I kinda feel like it'd be best to have a concrete diagnosis, plus, who knows how long this has been going on? What if there are some cancer cells in there? Wouldn't it be wise to check just in case? Jinxy'sMom
  12. Hi to all. My name is Heather, and I am expecting to get a celiac disease diagnosis shortly. I had some tests done at the beginning of the year, the IgA and IgG were mildly positive, but the tTg and the rest were neg. At that point I had no symptoms other than a vitamin B deficiency for years and years. I have in the last 6 months developed what appears to be DH - it looks exactly like the pictures I've seen. It comes and goes, but seems to be staying for now. Based on what I've read, I think my case is relatively mild since it's only a little itchy. I'm going in to see my GP on Friday to ask for a referral to the gastroenterologist. I don't think it's necessary to have the skin rash biopsied, since most things seem to be pointing to celiac disease. I also have T1 Diabetes which I understand is a risk factor. Does anyone think I should see a dermatologist as well? Much as I would rather not have ever heard of celiac disease, I have learned that it's best to face up to health problems and deal with them straight up. I look forward to becoming an active member and making some new friends. Oh, and that's my Jinxy in my avatar, ain't he a handsome fellow? Jinxy's proud mom Heather