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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. Thanks for the response, and that certainly is the long-term plan. In the short term, both mine and my in-laws can be a bit...obtuse. They're good people, but sometimes I wonder. But what I'm really looking for is an answer; when the choice is gluten or starve, should I just dive in? I can't see a problem when talking about one crumb=loaf of bread. If not, why not?
  2. I've just been diagnosised with Celiac and have been eating gluten free for the past week. Going ok so far, but I have a question about a scenario that I'm sure will come up. In the course of my reading up on the disease, I've read in many places that any gluten is bad; a quote I've read several times is that one crumb is the same as eating a loaf of bread. I understand (mostly) the autoimmune response and the fact that it attacks your small intestine even if you have no external symptoms. But what happens when you're in a situation that eating gluten becomes unavoidable? Specifically, something like a family party, where I can bring my own food and insult the host, or be almost assured of being CCed. Even if there are gluten free options (say, turkey, fresh veggies, etc), they've been prepared in the same kitchen as all the gluten products by someone who does't understand CC the way I do. Given this situation, where I'm almost assuredly eating some amount of gluten, should I just go whole-hog? If a crumb is the same as a loaf of bread, why not just eat the bread, assuming I can handle the external symptoms (I get a mild stomach ache and some heartburn, nothing major)? I fully intend to stick to this diet, as much as I may not be thrilled about it, but I'm trying to make sure I know how I handle myself when I'm out (already went out once, had to pass on the eating). Thanks for any advice.