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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. My girlfriend has Celiacs, and she told me about it early on when we started dating. We have only been going out for a couple months, but she seems to handle it fairly well. I would say the biggest problem, which now that I read more I see that I am no help, is with cheating. I think she cheats more meals than not, and I think I should start being more active in preventing it. I know she would listen to me, and I know I can find other restaraunts, but I am also still adjusting to exactly what has what she cant eat, and so on. I am no stranger to diseases like this, I have Crohns disease, which is a digestive affecting disease, that is pretty serious. I am not very limited on the foods I eat like with Celiac, even though there are some things that cause me pain. The problem with Crohns isnt triggered by food, its just always there, and has the bright and sunny side affect of a very painful death if it ever kicks into full blast (which was its state when I was first diagnosed, and had to have emergency surgery) and not quickly treated. So even though I dont HAVE Celiac's, I am probably the closest relative to what its like. That is why I want to take a stronger stance on the foods she eats, because I read here how some of you have paid for cheating, and I dont want that for her. She is almost done with her first four years of college, and I want her last semester to be trouble-free. What we eat, isnt healthy by any standards, disease or not, we eat fast food somewhat often (usually just because of late night, nothing else is open kind of stuff), but not always. I want to find out what is safe to eat at some of these fast food places, and wasnt sure if anyone here could give me any ideas on that. Also, how hard is it to get information like this from a sit down restaurant before going? Anyway, sorry this is so long, thanks for reading it, and any advice I can get!