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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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Noche22    1

I am new to the Celiac Disease journey and I am wondering how people branch out for support. Do you find local support groups, go online such as this forum, family and friends? How did you begin your new life? I must admit I am very overwhelmed and not sure what avenues to use.

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celiac-mommy    79

I'm in WA state. Where are you at? If you want to chat, pm me and I'll give you my contact info.

We started going to a support group 5 years ago, but I didn't find it overly helpful. This forum has been an invaluable resource to me!

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Noche22    1

I'm in WA state. Where are you at? If you want to chat, pm me and I'll give you my contact info.

We started going to a support group 5 years ago, but I didn't find it overly helpful. This forum has been an invaluable resource to me!

I am in Bellingham. Kind of up here...haha I just found this forum yesterday or the day before. I love it so far and I am thrilled to have found sooooo many answers to so many questions I have.

In weeks time, I will begin another whole ballgame. I have more chemical testing to get done at Swedish :(

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burdee    80

I am in Bellingham. Kind of up here...haha I just found this forum yesterday or the day before. I love it so far and I am thrilled to have found sooooo many answers to so many questions I have.

In weeks time, I will begin another whole ballgame. I have more chemical testing to get done at Swedish :(

I'm in Seattle. However, there is a fantastic support group which meets in Bellingham. See http://www.glutenfreeway.info The leader is Kelle Rankin-Sunter. The website will give you info about support group meetings.

Also the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America is located in Auburn. Contact them at http://www.gluten.net for questions you might have about the gluten free diet or gluten intolerance.

SUE

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Noche22    1

Thank you everyone.

I will also check out the web link and the support group that was suggested. :D

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celiac-mommy    79

My fab friends are moving to Portland. He'll be teaching at Reed College.

Cool! Maybe we can meet for drinks or something... You should come down and visit too!! Feel free to bring a guest.... ;)

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Noche22    1

Cool! Maybe we can meet for drinks or something... You should come down and visit too!! Feel free to bring a guest.... ;)

awwwwwww, LOVE the Oregon Coast. Heaven to me!!!

One of my good friends lives in Vancouver, WA.

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Financialman    10

Just wanted to say hello to those people living in Washington. I am moving to the Seattle area in May, 2011 and will be looking for a support group to join. I am not sure where I will be living just yet so if anyone has any ideas of a couple of support groups I would appreciate it. :)

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Newsy    0

Hello all,

I am new to the world of the gluten-free, but my mom was diagnosed with Celiac disease 30 years ago (so I'm not a complete dummy :)

I just wanted to put the bug in your ear about visiting Seattle soon...I may be traveling to Seattle in the next few months. My son and his girlfriend moved there a few months ago and said I should live there because of all the "gluten-free" places they have noticed!

Once I get up there tho (I'm in the KC area), I'd like to make contact with a few people about where to eat, or possibly meeting people.

Thanks so much!

NN

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Financialman    10

NewsyNanette,

I was just visiting my son in Seattle this past August 2010. There is absolutely no problem in finding gluten free food or restaurants. Seattle is miles ahead of most parts of the country when it comes to Celiacs disease and gluten intolerences. I spent a week their and every restaurant I ate in was knowledgeable and accomodating. I like Seattle so much that I am moving there in May 2011. I think it is a great place for someone with Celiac Disease because of the attitude and knowledge of the people there. You will love it!

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