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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. Hello. I am new to this group as well, but my ten yr old son also has Juvenile Diabetes and we are doing an endoscopy on Friday to find out if he has Celiac. I know how you feel. It is so sad, our kids put up with so much already - needles all day long, every single day, watching what they eat - and now this on top of it! I am hoping against all odds that it's just a big mistake, but the reality is that Diabetes and Celiac are connected somehow, and my MIL has Celiac as well. At least I have her as a support! It breaks my heart to watch him go through all this. Kids have enough to worry about without chronic disease to add to it. Not to mention what we go through as parents trying to help them manage it! Anyway I'm here to talk and commiserate. I don't know an incredible amount about the Celiac yet, but I have talked with a lady here in my town who has a daughter with it. She has managed to work around it and find suitable food substitutions and makes me feel like we will live through this! Good luck to you and I wish the best for your child.
  2. D Hello! My ten yr old son recently had a blood test come back positive for Celiac. We are having a biopsy done this coming Friday. He also has Juvenile Diabetes and there is a close link between the two diseases - both are autoimmune. My MIL has had Celiac for four years now so even though he hadn't been having symptoms, we had him tested to be on the safe side. I look forward to getting to know all of you and receiving many helpful hints!