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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. Thanks elye. My son Ryan is a type one diabetic for almost 10 years and has been treated for almost 9 years for an underactive thyroid and takes synthroid. I understand like you said that Celiac is another auto immune disease, which puts him at a higher risk. Thanks for the support
  2. Thank You Ravenwoodglass for your reply and support. You are a wealth of information.
  3. My 14 year old son has been a diabetic since he was 5 years old. I received a call from his endocronologist stating that he had to have his blood screened for celiac disease because in his yearly blood work his total Iga was low. He tested negative for Igg. He then was tested for genes DQ8 and DQ2. I found out today that he tested positive for DQ8 and negative for DQ2. He now has an appointment to see a pediatric gastro doctor. My son has no symptoms what so ever for this disease, and if he wasn't a diabetic he never would have been tested. He has a normal appetite and no upset stomach or bowels. I understand that to rule this disease out he will have to undergo a biopsy of his intestines. Can anyone tell me what you think the chances are that my son has this disease and if the biopsy will be a difficult procedure for my son. This is all new to me and I'm trying to understand all this terminology. Thank You