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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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I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and I was wondering if it is bad to be working around gluten. I work at Einstein Bagels currently because it is the only thing I've found that has the hours I need. Is it bad to be around (and preparing) the food since it contains pure gluten? I am going to ask my boss if I can move down to the cash register, but is this a big risk? (Of course, I dont eat any of the food)

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It's risky, but there are others who do it and are okay. Some are really sensitive and can start to feel bad if they even inhale this stuff.....I guess the most important thing is that you'll constantly have to be alert so that you don't eat anything accidentally.

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It's really all abut how you feel. Some of us get rashes and itchy eyes when around/working with gluten. If you feel fine around it then don't worry.

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I work at a home for the handicapped and I have to prepare food for my "guys" occasionally. I noticed that if I was cooking pasta or anything very gluten-y that I'd get small reactions, so I went back to my gastro and got a doctor's order for face masks. Everyone is different on how sensitive they are, but if you are getting sick, your employer needs to be able to reasonably accomodate you-I believe we're covered under the American's with Disabilities Act. Just make sure you've got a good doctor to back you up!

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Hi,

I just completed working 6 months at a bakery and did just fine. During that time I also worked at an ice cream parlor at night, but of course I would never think of eating any those things, since I have intolerances to gluten, milk, dairy, egg whites, and yeast. Hope you're doing well. Welda

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