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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 was just wondering if we can still donate blood and plasma? I wouldn't think this is possible anymore. Thanks!
  2. Abbreviations?

    ROFL, Lizard00!! Thanks! I GOOGLE a lot! I know the normal ones: BIL, SIL, ROFL, ROFLMAOPIMP...ect, but I was seeing some that I had never seen before here in the forum. Thanks!!
  3. Abbreviations?

    Hi all and Happy New Year! Was wondering if there is a post somewhere around that lists all the abbreviations used here? For instance, what does "CC'd" mean? Just curious! Thanks!
  4. What Is The Difference?

    Thanks, Lisa! My diagnosis is Celiac Sprue. Positive biopsy confirmed the dianosis. What my Gastro told me was that I now have an allergy to gluten! I think he's more confused than I am!! I will be printing this out. Many thanks, again, Lisa!
  5. I think one of the major issues I am having to try to understand is the difference between gluten allergy and gluten intolerance. I am sure there is a difference! I do NOT have an allergy, but an intolerance. So, that being said, do I REALLY have to keep those minute crumbs of gluten out of my toaster!? Do I REALLY have to buy all new wood items from my kitchen? Do I really have to worry about cross-contamination? *Shrugs* Yep, I'm a newbie... both to this board and to having Celiac Sprue. I know I have TONS to learn and plan on hitting the bookstore tomorrow. It would be so nice to have a doctor explain all of this to me... instead of shoving me out the door and being told to "educate yourself". Time to switch docs, I'm thinking. \ Can we discuss the difference? Thanks!
  6. Knock, Knock... A Newbie Here

    OptimisticMom42: Thanks! I love the meatloaf recipe! I will save it as it's the very first gluten-free recipe I've received! Ciavyn: Yeah, I will be here a LOT! That's what I still don't quite grasp; Buying all new wooden items. I guess I am still in the denial stage?? I wish my doc would have sat me down and really explained to me what would/could happen if I eat anything with gluten in it! I'm still trying to decipher the difference between Gluten ALLERGY and Gluten INTOLERANCE! *scratches head and shrugs* WOW! Where in Columbia? I'm very close to Merriweather Post! Small world! mweinand: Oh good, Another NEWBIE! *sighs of relief* We can learn together! I think the first thing I want to do is look into a bread machine! I wanted one anyway! Thanks so much for the warm welcome!!
  7. Hello! My name is Maryfrances and I have just been diagnosed with CS. I have to say, I am extremely overwhelmed. Basically, after I had my biopsy results read, my Gastro told me I have CS, handed me a bunch of brochures, told me to research online, join a message board (HI!), and read all I can and sent me on my merry way. Needless to say, I'm not fond of this doc. I'm reading so much that I am confusing myself. I have so many questions! Do I really need to use separate pots and pans!? sheesh! Seriously, if you all have any advice for a newbie Celiac, I'd sure appreciate it! I will spend a great deal of time just reading the posts here, as I'm sure a lot of my questions will be answered here. Just a bit about me: I was born in DC, raised in Silver Spring, MD, now living in Columbia, MD. Blissfully wed for almost 19 years and mom to two great teenage boys. I love to draw, do beadwork and read in my spare time. I look forward to meeting you all! Seeing as how this is a LIFE-LONG disease, I guess I'm here to stay! Thanks in advance, Maryfrances