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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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    Hello, Your questions about travel and finding food is a very good one. I have learned to travel with some food and then depending on where and how long I am going to be away from home I have food shipped to the hotel that I am staying at and also search out stores (on the web) that carry gluten-free food so that I can buy food. I have traveled to England and across the USA since I was diagnosed with Celiac and have found that if I explain to the waiter/waitress what my needs are they try very hard to find out if an item on the menu is gluten free. I have had chefs come out and talk to me about my needs or bring out an item thats ingredient was in question. Learning to live with Celiac is not easy, however, it is getting easier as the public, airlines, stores buyers, and resturants are being educated in a Celiac's needs. Do travel, don't be afraid to explain what your food limitations are and what you can eat as most places want your business and they will try very hard to meet your needs. My biggest challenged has been with family and friends who don't understand how a little of something (gluten) will make me so sick. I still miss going out for pizza, a quick meal from a fast food chain or just being able to pick up a food item at the grocery store without looking at the label. Good luck is your endeavers. You will make it once you resolve that eating gluten free food is what you have to do to survive. The alternative is not pretty. Virignia, fellow Celica