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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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hello,

I have searched this site for quite awhile,have gotten alot of info,recipiesetc. I have a 4yr old with celiac disease and dh,also lactose int. every day seems to be trial and error but we get through it, I never ever thought about gluten until 9mths ,ago when our child was diagnosed, what a nightmare. Everything from food to meds, soap shampoo,calling companys, is very frustrating. My daughter is the only one at her daycare with celiac disease. I provide everything, this year she starts kindergarten a whole new can of worms to deal with. I see on this site alot of parents with children that have celiac disease. The meeting I attend for celiac disease is very informative but I have the only child so far,so I am hoping to converse with outer parents on this site.

Thank You so very much

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You should try to find a ROCK group, raising our celiac kids which is a kids group and it is really helpful

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Hi momofcddh: My 8 year old daughter was recently diagnosed, the gluten-free diet took some getting use to but we are both feeling a lot better on it. :D

As far as her school, she is in the 3rd grade and I am sure she is the only one with celiac disease too. She takes her lunch everyday and I asked her teacher if she would mind warming her hot lunch up (rice, chicken,corn pasta or hamburgers), I told her it wasn't as simple as packing her a sandwich. It has not been a problem yet and I hope it never becomes one.

I provide her snacks and candy for the treat jar. Everything has went pretty well this year except one time a parent brought in cup cakes and no one called me to let me know so that I could provide her with one. They gave her one and she ATE it!!! I was a little upset, I sent another letter to her teacher explaining the seriousness of this disease and told her that was like giving a sugar treat to a diabetic child!!! I instructed them to give her a couple pieces of her candy if that ever happened again, but if someone would call me to let me know I would arrange for my daughter to have a special treat too!!!

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