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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 am thrilled that we are finally getting some answers My youngest son was diagnosed with diabetes in July. On Thanksgiving weekend he was ill with a stomach bug that took him a long time to get over. Since then he's had constant issues- loose stool, really foul smelling, distended boated belly, poor growth, etc. That immediately sent up red flags because the symptoms were remarkably similar to his older brother ( also a diabetic with celiac disease). We had the celiac panel run 2x but both times everything had come back negative. We did some other testing to rule out other issues but nothing came of it. So we decided to try the diet and see what happened. Well, after 3 days on the diet he had his first normal bowel movement in months, the bloat was gone, and his blood sugars improved drastically. I couldn't be happier, not that he has celiac of course, but that the diet is making him feel so much better. Thanks for letting me share
  2. Yep- both boys were diagnosed at age 1yr. Our endo was pretty surprised to see us in the E.R. The baby is so much like his brother that they may as well be clones. They look the same, have the same medical issues, and even have the same goofy personality
  3. Hi everyone. I think my little one may be showing signs of celiac but I can't remember how it presents in infants. My older son was diagnosed at age 3 so his symptoms were easier for me to recognize. Some history- my 1 1/2 yr old was diagnosed with diabetes after his 1st birthday. He had the stomach flu a month ago and since then has been miserable. He's had chronic diarrhea, nasty diaper rash, irritability, and is very slow to gain weight. Plus he just looks pale and "off". He has an appointment to see the pediatric GI after the holidays but I wanted to stop by and see what you guys thought. I'm afraid that I might be reading too much into things but at the same time I don't want to miss anything. Thanks!
  4. You guys are awsome!!! Thank you so much for your help
  5. Hi everyone My son is going into the first grade and starts school next week. Now that he's going to be in school all day I need some kid friendly lunch ideas that I can pack for him. What are some of your kids favorite lunches?
  6. I continue to keep Megan and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.
  7. How sweet you are! With everything that you're going through right now, you took the time to think of my family. Thank you so much Hugs.
  8. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Hugs.
  9. I hope your son is ok. I know how you feel, my infant was just diagnosed with diabetes on Monday. Now I have 2 diabetics, both of them diagnosed at age 1. Hugs.
  10. Hi kayjay. Diabetes runs in my family so I was fortunate enough to recognize some of the signs. Tony started out by getting a little thin looking. Looking back, I can see the signs about a month before he was hospitalized. He was really scrawny- that's how he got his nickname Bones- and just looked tired and ill. I kept trying to get him in to see the doc but they kept blowing me off. He went downhill fast I'm glad I took him to an emergancy clinic instead of waiting for the doc. Who know what might have happened. I hope all goes well at the appointment tomorrow. Please keep us posted.
  11. Yes, they can develop diabetes. My son was 12 months old when he was diagnosed. He was in DKA when he entered the hospital with blood sugars of 600+. Please have her tested if you are concerned. My son symptoms at that age where- extreme thirst ( he would sit at the sink and cry for more water) peeing through his diapers at night, large weight loss, fatigue, and eventually he got lethargic and started vomiting. I hope your little one is ok.
  12. I'm glad to hear that Megan is having some better days. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs to you
  13. Yes, gluten makes my son's blood sugars rise. In fact, he had a gluten accident at school on Tuesday and was in DKA yesterday It takes a couple of days for his blood sugars to stabalize afterwards.
  14. I've been doing a lot of reading in the last couple of months and seem to be getting some conflicting info. Some sources say that a little contamination isn't harmful while others are adamant that it is harmful. I try to be very careful with my son's food- he has his own butter, pb, jelly, etc. But I worry that he might be getting gluten via cc and I wouldn't know. He doesn't present with many GI issues and doesn't seem to have the typical reaction. What do you do to prevent cross contamination?
  15. I'm sorry to hear that Megan is having such a rough time. I will keep your family in my thoughts.