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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. Applebee's is horrible when it comes to making sure that allergies are attended to. I cannot stress enough, it's not a good place to eat unless you get a salad with no meat on it. I've worked at my local restaurant for half a year now, and am still astounded at things my manager says, or how I'm sent over to talk to the guests who have Celiac because the servers aren't trained in how to accommodate allergies. The gluten free menu lists potato skins and potato twisters as gluten free, then they are fried in the SAME oil as flour. When bringing this up with my manager, he (knowing I have Celiac's) asked me if I was sure, and then said "You don't think that 400 degrees burns the gluten away?!" as if I was an idiot for even considering the possibility of CC. Same with the oriental chicken salad, the chicken is FRIED (you can ask for grilled chicken for no up charge, but it's still cooked on the same grill). The cooks aren't trained for allergies, either. For food I'm getting for myself, I've had to ask them to cool another burger for me since they put it on a bun, and acted like I was just doing it to get in their way. Same with croutons on my salad. Both times, my order clearly stated to leave these things out, but they ignored it. Sorry for the long and rambling post, but it still astounds me how carelessly management treats food allergies. My manager is probably the worst. A customer asked if a new menu item was gluten free, and his response? "Let's go with yes," Without looking at anything. Works stations in the kitchen are rarely cleaned, hands are rarely washed between touching different food, I've noticed the containers they heat up the mashed potatoes in sometimes have residue from other food.
  2. I can't give up cheese, no matter how much it makes my stomach hurt or how much my mom badgers me. I'm not a shining example, sorry xD
  3. I think if you explain to your friends exactly what your diet means, they should be a lot more accepting. If you're hanging out a restaurants, find out if they have a gluten free menu (most do) or at least other options for you. If you're at someone's house, you could always ask your friend or their parent if they have anything like gluten-free chips. There's always the option of bringing your own food. In the end, if they're not understanding, maybe they're not worthwhile friends.
  4. Thank you to everyone who commented here! I'll look into all of your suggestions, thank you so much! I'm very inclined to think it's caffeine, my stomach does get funny when I take Excedrin, which has a high caffeine content. But thank you to everyone, it really made me think about what I'm putting in my body when I drink soda!
  5. I'm new to being gluten-free, I was diagnosed a few weeks ago with Celiac, and I've felt great since going gluten-free. However, I still have reactions to sodas. First, Mug's root beer gave me a terrible reaction and Dr Pepper gave me a small one. I have no idea what it could be, can anyone help?
  6. Frequent "glutenings"

    I can imagine it might be your sister acting out. I know my sister has the same sort of mind-frame. She might view your disease as you getting more attention than her, and with your mom giving you so much kitchen space, it seems so. People have weird ways of showing their jealousy and for all the wrong reasons, but my sister was the same way (though less sabotaging). Unfortunately, I don't really have a solution. :/
  7. Gluten Free In College?

    I'm in the same boat. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac, so I called the food department at Duquesne University and the man I spoke to was extremely accommodating. He walked me through the different areas of the dining hall and assured me that if I found their options unacceptable, a chef would specially prepare meals for me. When in doubt, just call and ask. If not, request to be put in a dorm with kitchen area so that you can make your own food.