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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. I have a tester from my mom as she's diabetic I just don't know how I would use it to test my sugar. Like would I drink 20 ounces of kool-aid on an empty stomach and then test it an hour later? I'll go read the blood sugar 101 section. Thank you!!!
  2. Hey, I know I'm a celiac and I have stopped all gluten but something else is going on. Here's the major symptoms that I cannot improve. I have to eat right at bedtime (almost a full meal) or I wake up with the most upset stomach on earth. I'll be heading to the bathroom in minutes. If I don't eat right away upon waking it's the same deal. Recently, I can hardly see. I don't know what's going on but when I wake up I can hardly see (what I mean is text on my computer screen) but during the day at random times. *POOF* I can see fine. I started having night sweats again. I eat certain foods (not sure which, soy I think) and my legs get really sweaty and I get very hot. During the day at the most random times I go from hot to cold. By hot, I'm in a t-shirt by cold I'm in a down jacket. I weight 158 pounds down from 285. I lost the weight exercising like a maniac. Now I'm reading that may not have been such a good thing. Gluten even in the most minute amounts (I cannot share butter with my family) will make me throw up, have numb lips, and a very severe allergic reaction. I don't throw up right away, it takes about 3 or 4 hours to get there. Benadryl, the maximum dose usually rescues me but that's when it's cross-contamination. I'm terrified to think of what happens if I eat real bread some day. I have skin the peels off the inside of my mouth. Intermittent headaches (very mild), pre-gluten they were migraines. My feet always sweat and I mean a lot. All of this started back in June of 2012 and I'm just now putting the pieces together. I tested negative to Addison's and Thyroid but I still suspect thyroid because my dad has it. I always have brain fog (well it came with the blurry vision). I wonder about being diabetic. I know my sugars can go very high but that was from gluten. Does anyone know can you test diabetes with just a regular blood sugar meter? I don't have insurance right now so I'm doing this all on my own. Oh and uh, I'm a married white male with 3 kids seeking someone who knows everything. .