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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. Teaching with Celiac

    Thanks for replying. Today I had lunch with one of my coworkers and made sure to tell her about my Celiac before we went. She was very accommodating and made me feel better about telling the others. I will definitely have to get used to meal prep. I've invested in a mini fridge for my classroom so that I can keep my lunches in there. Any tips on simple meal prep? I'm no chef and in my early 20s so I'm kind of easing my way out of eating like an unhealthy teen lol
  2. Teaching with Celiac

    A little back story: I went gluten-free my senior year of highschool after experimenting with elimination diets at the suggestion of my doctor. 3 years later I decided to be stupid and "normal" and eat gluten again. Fast forward to this past year, I gained 50lbs since February, stopped being able to keep most foods down, couldn't walk my body hurt so bad, etc etc etc. You guys know the symptoms. This summer I was finally diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I've been gluten-free again for around a month and a half. I am also an elementary school teacher. Now, this diet is nothing new to me. I did it 3 years just fine. HOWEVER I was not nearly as sensitive then as I am now. Every time I've tried to eat out places I've gotten various levels of sick. Today was our first day back at work and my grade level all went out to eat so I joined them. I asked all the right questions, even researched the place online beforehand. I knew it was risky because restaurants made me sick repeatedly this summer, but I just feel so awkward either not going or bringing my own food, etc. There's always food up at the school and people are always shoving stuff in my face and I guess I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed. I know I shouldn't feel awkward about my condition, but I can't help it. I haven't even told any of my coworkers about it yet. I don't want to be "THAT" person. How do you guys deal with celiac in the workplace? Or work lunches? Those kinds of situations.