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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. Shaun- Yes, PF Changs is my favorite. It's a little pricey, but they have a menu with a great variety of dishes, and the gluten-free entrees are even served on completely different dishes. I have never had a bad experience there (i.e. cross contamination). The nearest one to my house is like an hour away though, so it's just for special occasions. I eat at a lot of mexican restaurants. I just have them prepare my meal with a corn tortilla in the usual flour one's place. Honestly I do not eat out very often, so I don't have many suggestions...
  2. Hey, I'm Kaitlyn I'm 17 and I've been gluten-free for a little over 2 years. I'd love a penpal
  3. Hi Shaun, My name is Kaitlyn and I'm 17. I started eating gluten-free when I was 14. I was not officially diagnosed with celiac, but my cousin has it and her gastrointerologist said I most likely have it as well. Either way, eating gluten-free has changed my life for the better.
  4. hey! I'm Katie and I'm 15. I'm new to this site so I dont really know how to work it but I would love a penpal and I'm glad you would like to talk :) im not sure how to personal message though

  5. hey! I'm Katie and I'm 15. I'm new to this site so I dont really know how to work it but I would love a penpal and I'm glad you would like to talk :) im not sure how to personal message though

  6. hi im shaun i am 16 and just found out i am allergic to gluten could you help me

  7. Hi, my name is Kaitlyn and I'm 17 years old. I live in Ohio and have been gluten free for 2 years. I only know one other person with celiac and she is my cousin. I would love to know someone who knows what I live through with celiac. Plus, I've always wanted a pen pal
  8. I live in Portage County! I do not know of any groups, but I definitely think one should be established! I'm surprised that there is a decent amount of people with Celiac on campus. I only know one person with it, and she's my cousin. Kaitlyn
  9. Hello, I'm a 17 year old girl with Celiac, and I know just what you mean. I have a cousin with Celiac and Type 1 Diabetes, and she also is often told she has a great attitude about life. Myself, having only Celiac cannot fully relate on a personal level, but I see what she really goes through. She is asymptomatic as well, so she often cheats and eats gluten. I get very sick when I eat gluten, so I can't ignore having Celiac. I feel awkward with my friends, and even my family, when they have to change plans just so I can eat. They are all very accomodating and kind when it comes to finding food I can eat, but its just a hassle. I went to a party last night, and all the food they had was planned around me. It's very nice that they will do that for me, but I feel bad knowing they went so far out of their way just to feed me. I live in a pretty rural area, and I feel like my cousin and I are the only ones with Celiac for miles and miles and miles. I want to find a support group, so I can find people that are going through the same things as I. Don't lose motivation to stop eating gluten-free. As much of a pain it is to find things to eat, being healthy is certainly worth it!
  10. I am from rural Northeastern Ohio. There seems to be NO celiacs in my area! I only know one, and she happens to be my younger cousin... I used to shop at the Raisin Rack, but the drive is just a bit too long. Too bad, because their selection is wonderful. Now I shop at Seven Grains in Tallmadge, and I love it. Does anyone happen to know if there is a group for teens with Celiac in our area?
  11. Hey there! I'm new as well! I've been gluten-free for over two years, and I JUST decided to talk to people like me! I live in a rural area, so the only other person I know with Celiac happens to be my cousin! Its nice to know there are other people out there dealing with my same issues! I don't feel as alone about it now!
  12. Hello, I'm new to this site I am 17 years old, and have been gluten-free for a little over 2 years (wow, I didn't realize it has been this long). I have a younger cousin, 3 years my junior, who has Celiac and Juvenile Insulin-Dependent Diabetes. She has been gluten-free for about 5 years now. When she eats gluten, she doesn't get sick at all (in fact, she cheats all the time. *jealousy* :/ ). However, when I slip up, I am ridden with crippling pain, and do not feel better for atleast 6 hours. My reaction has always seemed very severe, and I was wondering, how bad are your reactions? Kaitlyn