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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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Ok. Our house is entirely gluten free now, because I'm so sensitive. So my hubby went to Whole Foods last night for me to grocery shop, and I didn't realize that he bought the Applegate Chicken Nuggets for the kids that contain gluten. What was he thinking right? So, I pulled them out and made them for the kids for lunch today... before I realized that they were glutenous nuggets. It slipped by me, because I'm used to everything being gluten free now. Okay, so the kids were already eating them. Ugh, and I handled the nuggets...not knowing if I touched my face or anything else. My plan was to wash them up well, and hope for the best. I had my 5 yr old use a fork, and wash his hands and face immediately. Then I switched plates to give them more gluten-free food. I washed up my other son who just turned 2. I was really hoping that I dodged a bullet, but knowing that only time will tell. I pick up the baby and started to go upstairs to put him down for a nap. As I'm distracted with my other son, the baby decides to spit ALL OVER my unsuspecting face! You know... babies like to blow raspberries, and usually can't do it well...so they just end up blowing spit everywhere...yeah all over my face. After my brief moment of shock and regret, I looked at him...and he had this huge mischievious grin! He did it on purpose, and thought it was funny! Right in the middle of my reprimand...he did it again...all over my face! Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I'm just waiting for the storm...praying that it will spare me this time:( Of course, my baby would have to pick the ONE TIME that he accidentally had gluten to spit in my face. He also never tries to spit like that. What impeccable timing! Hope that made you laugh:) I was sure to let my husband know that he might be taking care of everyone tonight!

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I hope you don't get sick.

If hubby ends up taking care of all the kids I bet he doesn't make THAT mistake again. :lol:

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I hope you dodge this bullet! Babies + Gluten = Trouble! lol! My nephew has tried to shove waffles in my mouth while I was distracted with another task, threw a cookie in the middle of a gluten-free salad I bought specifically so I'd have safe food at a family dinner, and backwashed gluteny crumbs into my unsuspecting drinks. Ewww!

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I hope you dodge this bullet! Babies + Gluten = Trouble! lol! My nephew has tried to shove waffles in my mouth while I was distracted with another task, threw a cookie in the middle of a gluten-free salad I bought specifically so I'd have safe food at a family dinner, and backwashed gluteny crumbs into my unsuspecting drinks. Ewww!

Ewwww! Yes, I would have had a heart attack! I did not end up being the "train wreck" that I thought I'd be last night! Whew...I did dodge a bullet! God had mercy on me, and believe me I said a prayer:)

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