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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Hi, I am a brand new member and Im not quite sure what I am doing. Figured I would give this a try because it would be nice to have people to talk to that understand the seriousness of celiac disease and how difficult it can be to follow a gluten free diet. I was diagnosed some mths ago and still have difficulty making sure that I am steering clear of gluten. I read all the labels but none the less I know that here and there some gluten is getting into my system. When I do ingest gluten, I dont really get too many symptoms to let me know but I know my body well enough that I can feel some differences, such as upset stomach or diarrhea, but that doesnt always happen. Maybe this is not a good thing though because I am doing internal damage to my intestines without realizing it. I know now, after reading the most recent issue of Woman's Day Magazine about "The Disease in Disguise" that I need to research and gather more information than I currently know. There are times that I know I am cheating but in reality there is no cheating allowed!! There can be very serious consequences to pay and it's time I realized that I am shortening my life by doing so. I would be very interested in any feedback from fellow celiacs.