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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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Sorry if this is old news to any of you- but it's new to me, so I decided to share.  This is my new favorite website about Celiac Disease.  Lots of information in a concise and easy to read format from real, live, medical professionals.  Must be nice to be a celiac in chicago with this resource!

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faqs

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Ohhh I like it!! It has alot of info in there!! Thanks!! Altho I don't live in Chicago. But it is nice to have some nice sites to send people to when they want to know about Celiac disease. I try and explain but sometimes they still do not get it. 

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yes lots  of info.... But  I think this  site  is  very  helpful getting  info  from others  who  walk the  walk!!!!

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Thanks! As someone newly diagnosed, I'm always happy to have more resources.

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yes lots  of info.... But  I think this  site  is  very  helpful getting  info  from others  who  walk the  walk!!!!

Agreed, Mamaw!   People in this forum are great and so very helpful.  This site is also wonderful for many other reasons.  I also don't feel alone here ...or crazy.  I know I can post about my frustrations and people will understand.  I know I can post some bizarre thing that my body is doing and someone out there has already been-there-done-that. Invaluable feedback.

 

However, if you want to know medical facts, I would suggest going to my new fav website (as opposed to my longtime fav website): What's the medical difference between gluten intolerance and celiac, how to conduct a gluten challenge (how much and for how long), what are the genetic odds that immediate family members also have celiac, etc.  The info is provided by experts in the field and is up to date.  Just the facts ma'am.

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anti-soprano because of your post I visited the Chicago site even though I use it often, and just for fun searched "DGP"  They now have this posted:

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/are-raised-dgp-igg-levels-an-early-sign-of-celiac-disease

 

I got a positive DGP-IgG score but nothing else, and although they kind of dance around the question, it relates the test to celiac instead of gluten intolerance.  I plan on sending this link to family members.

 

Thank you!

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anti-soprano because of your post I visited the Chicago site even though I use it often, and just for fun searched "DGP"  They now have this posted:

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/are-raised-dgp-igg-levels-an-early-sign-of-celiac-disease

 

I got a positive DGP-IgG score but nothing else, and although they kind of dance around the question, it relates the test to celiac instead of gluten intolerance.  I plan on sending this link to family members.

 

Thank you!

Woo-Hoo!  Go science!!

So glad I posted this :D  

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Sorry if this is old news to any of you- but it's new to me, so I decided to share.  This is my new favorite website about Celiac Disease.  Lots of information in a concise and easy to read format from real, live, medical professionals.  Must be nice to be a celiac in chicago with this resource!

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faqs

I agree, and I think the Univ. of Chicago website is most informative site as well. Here is one I find a close second:

http://www.thepatientceliac.com/

It is authored by a women who has Celiac and happens to be an MD ,some of her children were diagnosed as well.

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I like thepatientceliac also .. but it was having a very slow time coming up!! I might look at it again when the web is not guite so busy!! 

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KarenG, "GottaSki" Lisa and I are always posting links to the U of C website. :)

We also agree...it has the most comprehensive information in one spot.

 

I also like Tricia Thompson and Shelley Case's sites for nutritional information

and the book Real Life With Celiac Disease by Melinda Dennis

and Daniel Leffler.

Excellent Resource--covering dozens of topics written by over 50 celiac specialists.

 

And "the patient celiac" is extremely informative. Jess knows her stuff. And she graciously shares

her knowledge on various celiac-related sites as well as her own. 

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Yes they are all great Irish Heart , but yet I hang in here :) This is a very nice site!! I do refer to this site if and when people have questions, either they don't understand and I cannot explain , Or don't have time to explain, I just hand them a sheet of paper with the website on it. I just really like to see it from all sides from different people and such , different perspectives , different stories. But having a  site like this where you can talk and get more and more information from, trials , and tribulations. Is wonderful!! Makes me feel I am not alone in this world! And seems so much stuff comes together for me when I read some of the stuff some have to say. I visit other sites , read them , think wow that was a good site!! Then I come in here :) 

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We do kinda grow on ya, don't we? (like mold)

And we are wicked smart. (ahem, and humble)

:D

seriously, though.....I have always found the advice from real live celiac veterans to be the best resource there is,

next to the celiac specialists.

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Yes they are all great Irish Heart , but yet I hang in here :) This is a very nice site!! I do refer to this site if and when people have questions, either they don't understand and I cannot explain , Or don't have time to explain, I just hand them a sheet of paper with the website on it. I just really like to see it from all sides from different people and such , different perspectives , different stories. But having a  site like this where you can talk and get more and more information from, trials , and tribulations. Is wonderful!! Makes me feel I am not alone in this world! And seems so much stuff comes together for me when I read some of the stuff some have to say. I visit other sites , read them , think wow that was a good site!! Then I come in here :)

Absolutely!! 

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All of the websites that have been mentioned in this thread have been super helpful for me and my family while I am learning about my recent diagnosis. Thanks so much! I have a background in science so it's lovely to read all the scientific statistic based research as well as personal experiences.

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It is a great site.  They need a link to this forum, though!  The people on here are amazing.

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