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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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Hi Ladycyclist87

Glad you love Pittsburgh. We are having a gluten-free evening on Feb 5 09 in Butler if you would like to come & join us. If you want more info please let me know. blessings

mamaw

That's awesome! What exactly is going on? Is it just a big community dinner that's entirely gluten-free? I just might be up for it... :-)

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Ladycyclist87

I sent you a personal message about the meeting.......

blessings

mamaw

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Ok... I know this isn't the newest thread... but Hooray for fellow Pennsylvanians :)

I'm originally from RI,

but went to Duquesne out in Pittsburgh, PA, and now live in Lancaster County, PA :). We love it.

I work in Harrisburg, too.

exciting. :)

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Hi Ladybugluv

welcome.

I live near Pittsburgh .Lancaster is a wonderful area with a great gluten-free group of people. I go to this area about once or twice a year for some R&R......while there we always journey to philly & NJ...... to do some gluten-free shopping.....

blessings

mamaw

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Any other Celiacs live in Pa? I live just outside of Philadelphia..

Pittsburgh

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JBaby

Where are you in Pittsburgh? I'm the founder of a gluten-free group in the area.....

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JBaby

Where are you in Pittsburgh? I'm the founder of a gluten-free group in the area.....

Downtown area. How many of us are there?

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JBaby

I have over 100 registered but all is not celiac. We sample new products at each meeting & do a lot of mailorder for the best of the best. We are the only group in the tri-state area.... if you need any help let me know. I have been a gluten-free mentor for many years. I also test market for many gluten-free vendors/bakers.

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I know a gentlemen from Mineral Point, Pa The home of Better Batter flour is in Belltown!

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I know a gentlemen from Mineral Point, Pa The home of Better Batter flour is in Belltown!

Bellwood... I know. Yet ironically, I cannot find a support group near me!

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Hello,

I'm from Pittsburgh.

Diagnosed with celiac 6-07.

Diagnosed with collagenous colitis 3-09.

Mamaw--do you know of any social events, etc. held in the Pittsburgh area for celiacs?

Does anyone out there also have collagenous colitis? If so, can you relate your experience...how long you've had it...what medication you take...any info is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

:D

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Luvmycats

Sorrry , I guess I missed this section when I was checking in!

Yes, we are the only active group here in Butler. I get people from the tri-state area.

We are having a gluten-free luncheon at Uno"s in Cranberry Twp on July 11,09 at 12:30 sharp. Uno's will have their new extended menu by then. ALso in Oct we will be having a gluten-free seminar in Cranberry Twp at the Marriott North.

I'll send you a pm with my phone number if you want to talk more.

blessings

mamaw

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Any other Celiacs live in Pa? I live just outside of Philadelphia..

South central Pa here,,,,,,,,,,how yu doing?

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I live in the beautiful Ozark Mts. in Arkansas now, but lived for 30 years in the New Hope, PA, area in Bucks County... pretty up there!

I miss Giant and their awesome gluten-free selections, but find I can get almost anything gluten-free I need ordering thru Amazon, thank goodness... not a lot of gluten-free stuff here in AR.

Maggiano's in KOP has a gluten-free menu and the peeps there were SO nice about accommodating me! Try it!

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Luvmycats

Sorrry , I guess I missed this section when I was checking in!

Yes, we are the only active group here in Butler. I get people from the tri-state area.

We are having a gluten-free luncheon at Uno"s in Cranberry Twp on July 11,09 at 12:30 sharp. Uno's will have their new extended menu by then. ALso in Oct we will be having a gluten-free seminar in Cranberry Twp at the Marriott North.

I'll send you a pm with my phone number if you want to talk more.

blessings

mamaw

Hi Mamaw,

I'm very intested interested in your group. I live in very near to Pittsburgh. Could you send me some information? I've been diagnosed with celiac just five weeks ago & I'd love to meet other people who know a lot about this disease. It would be so nice to have someone to talk to that understand. :)

Thanks!

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Any other Celiacs live in Pa? I live just outside of Philadelphia..

Hey

I am from NY, a couple of hours from Phila. How long have you had Celiacs? I am very newly diagnosed....like last week. :(

Nancy

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Hi Mamaw,

I'm very intested interested in your group. I live in very near to Pittsburgh. Could you send me some information? I've been diagnosed with celiac just five weeks ago & I'd love to meet other people who know a lot about this disease. It would be so nice to have someone to talk to that understand. :)

Thanks!

Hello There!

I am from NY and was just recently diagnosed with Celiacs last week. There is SOO much info out there, but it is mind boggling. I also would like to chat with people who are going through the same thing. I am really struggling....

Nanc

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Tigercat17

Would you like to join some of our group on Nov 8,09 at 3;30 for gluten-free dining ? You & yours are more than welcome.. I just need to know how many are coming so I can give a person count to the restaurant.

I mentor new people often..... We also buy gluten-free foods in bulk & its alot cheaper & also we get the best of the best.....

At present we can't meet monthly because of the remodeling going on at the church we use so we have been getting together with dining experiences... If you send me a pm with your regular e-mail I will give you my contact phone number but I don't publish it on here!

In the past at meetings we have done all kinds of fun things,gluten-free cooking demos, alot of sampling, updates on gluten-free foods, whats good whats not, mainstream gluten-free products, current events & much more. In 2 1/2 years we have never had a meeting where as gluten-free food samples were not shared by all to take home! We have a nice group of people all age groups from children to adults & seniors....

Harley0000

You are invited as well! Where in Ny are you? Also if you want help via the phone I will also help you . Just send me a pm for my contact number & you can reach me with your questions...or pm me with your questions.

I stay up with current info & use only reliable resources.

My pet peeve is people who spread info around & have nothing to back it back with! Hear-say is not the way to go. Misinformation is worse than no information.......

blessings

mamaw

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