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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. Hey Tiffany! I am a mixture of Scottish, Irish, and English. My oldest sister has Celiac too. Probably from my dad, but he won't get a blood test done. -Ginny
  2. Hi! I'm Ginny and I'm 15 years old. I, too, have both Celiac and Diabetes Type I. I know how you feel - finding diabetes-friendly gluten-free food is very difficult. However, ever since I got my insulin pump a year ago, my diseases have become easier to have together. But, if are unable to get a pump, perhaps changing your diet would be easier. Maybe instead of relying mostly on manmade gluten-free food like cookies and bread, etc., you could base most of your diet off of naturally gluten-free foods like fruits, veggies. This may help spikes and such. Anyhoo, my IM is munki109 in case you want to talk diabetic to diabetic, celiac to celiac. -Ginny
  3. Hey! For all of you out there who get symptoms when you have a gluten accident, I want to hear from you. My main question is how long after you have gotten into gluten do your symptoms show up? One hour? 24 hours? Sometimes my symptoms will show up, yet I don't know what meal the contamination was present. Thanks, Ginny
  4. It's Easter and I'm eating Pop Rocks. Then, I notice on the ingredients ISOMALT. I know malt is definitely glutenous but what about isomalt? On this website it's not under the safe or forbidden list. Anyone know?
  5. Hey! I'm 15 and gluten-free for a year. I really want to study abroad or, even better, be a foreign exchange student. Of course these organizations most likely can't find celiac oriented families, so being in a new glutenous household would be quite the horrid experience. It would be perfect to find an organization with celiac families involved Does anyone know of a group like this that can easily accomadate to the gluten-free diet?
  6. The term "turkey cutlet" sounds suspicious. Are you very sure bread is not added? In my experience, anything that is called a cutlet (turkey, veal, etc.) uses bread as a filler or coating. Good luck, we share your frustration.
  7. Hey! Ever since my diagnosis, I have grown to LOVE fruit. They're wonderful - inexpensive (fairly), simple, and they're not "specialty" food. I don't feel different when hanging with my friends and eating fruit because fruit is universal. Anyways, I had always heard most stickers (envelope glue) etc. was non gluten-free. What about the stickers on apples and other fruit? Even if I peel them off, will the sticky residue make me sick? For right now, I'm cutting off the entire area where the sticker had peeled off. Am I too paranoid? Don't answer that. Does anyone know if these stickers are gluten-free? Thanks, Ginny
  8. Hey! I had heard that licking envelopes was forbiden on the gluten-free diet, so I had been sealing them with a damp paper towel. This was OK, but kind of strange. When I went to my grocery store, I saw envelopes made by Top Flight called Strip & Seal. You just peel off the plastic strip and seal the envelope. They're great, I don't feel as different, and they're easier to seal than dampening with a cloth. -Ginny
  9. Baskin Robbins

    Hey! I recently went to Baskin Robbins hoping someone there could tell me if there was an ice cream with no gluten. Surprisingly, I never even had to ask someone. On every ice cream label at the very bottom it states if that ice cream contains certain allergenic ingredients including wheat! It was quick and easy to order. I was also surprised by the wide range of ice creams w/ out gluten. Baskin Robbins is now my official dessert headquarters! -Ginny P.S. I do not know if the employees always wash the ice cream scoops after scooping a glutenous ice cream. May want to request it.
  10. Support Group

    Hey! I live in Greenville, SC with celiac disease. I also wish there was a support group. Though I am only 14 years old, my mom knows as much about celiac as I do if you would rather communicate w/ her. So, if you have any questions or suggestions having to do with local restaurants, foods, etc. I may know the answer or I can help you. And vice versa. -Ginny P.S. What is your favorite restaurant?
  11. Hey! My name is Ginny and I live in Greenville, SC. I'm 14. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes about 4 months ago and diagnosed with Celiac about one month ago. And I thought Diabets was hard! Oh my gosh! Celiac is so much harder. Anyways, I'd really like to know if anyone else out there is both Diabetic and a Celiac. I also just happen to be vegetarian but that doesn't matter.Thanks -Ginny