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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? - 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

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D Hello! My ten yr old son recently had a blood test come back positive for Celiac. We are having a biopsy done this coming Friday. He also has Juvenile Diabetes and there is a close link between the two diseases - both are autoimmune. My MIL has had Celiac for four years now so even though he hadn't been having symptoms, we had him tested to be on the safe side.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and receiving many helpful hints!

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Welcome to the site, it is filled with wonderful people who offer a lot of advise and support!

It's a good thing you went ahead and had your son tested, saved him from having a lot of GI problems. I have a 9 year old daughter that has been dx and gluten free for 17 months, she is doing well!

Take care!

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Welcome!

There are lots of smart and helpful people on this site. You are very wise in getting your son tested for celiac. I hope your son's biopsy went well. Keep us posted!

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