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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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Hello :)

My doctor wants me to inform all of my first and second degree relatives that I have been diagnosed with celiac disease so that they can get tested. I really don't want to call all of them though :blink: So... I was thinking that I would just print up some info and mail it to everyone.

Can anyone recommend a really comprehensive but easy to understand article? I don't want it to be too simple because I've already had a few relatives saying things like, "Oh, well I can eat wheat and I don't feel any different so I don't think I've got it" (when they have thyroid disease, bipolar disorders, diabetes, etc.) I'd like to find an article that says something like, "Look! You might have it and not have the typical GI symptoms! It's worth being tested or else your asymptomatic condition could turn into ..."

Know what I mean? :huh:

I have a whole bunch of links, but they are all either too long or too complicated or too simple. I'd love to see some suggestions, particularly if you've used a specific article to introduce celiac disease to the people in *your* life.

Thanks!

- Michelle :wub:

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Well, in my family we have a pretty good grapevine so I only told about 4 people and the rest took care of itself. I sent the articles from csaceliacs because I liked the way they explained things. Then my aunt (who is the head of a library at a medical school) inundated the whole family with about a million med journal articles.

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