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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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....OK ADMIN just delete this one just another slap in the face article.
" After demand from the neighborhood, they will soon add gluten-free options, though these crepes will be prepared on the same griddle, so they're intended for those with mild celiac disease or those who just prefer to eat gluten-free. "
Sorry Numskull but "mild celiac" FFS there is no such thing, bloody residue smaller then crumbs and you get months of heighten antibodies an damage. This is very misleading and can lead to people newly diagnosed hurting themselves.
NOW if you have no problem with gluten free oats, you can make a crepe like batter very easy, it is a bit fluffier like a hybrid between pancakes and crepes but try this one.
I used to use gluten-free Harvest oat flour to make these but as I have adverse reactions to any kind of oats I gave this up.
50g Oat Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1 tbsp Maple syrup
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp applesauce
Mix all ingredients togehter then let sit for 10mins for the it to thicken up before pouring in the pan. I used to cook them like pancakes but can be used for crepes due to the texture.
I’m so sorry you feel you must steal, that must be awful. The only thing I might consider is that it can become a habit, especially the self-justification part.
Not that I'm recommending it right now for you , but with a ketogenic diet, the body goes into ketosis, not ketoacidosis, which is something that people with Type I diabetes can go into: in addition to their bodies burning fat, they also have insanely high levels of glucose in their blood. There’s no risk of ketoacidosis on a ketogenic diet, and in fact in the old days before insulin, one of the remedies was a ketogenic diet. It’s still often used for seizures as well.
Hi Mary Anne,
They take the skin biopsy from adjacent to a "lesion". There are many possible symptoms of celiac disease. DH is the skin rash symptom of celiac disease.
It can take a year for itching to go away from what I've read. Reducing iodine intake during symptoms may help reduce their duration. You have to be gluten-free for symptoms to subside as DH is an immune reaction caused by celiac disease.
A good place top start looking for knowledgable doctors is in a local support group.
I have said since diagnosis that there are two places that I never want to be in for fear I would die from what they would feed me. One is a hospital and the other is jail. Fresh or frozen fruits, veggies, fresh meats, eggs, cheeses etc are also the same proce for us as for anyone who isn't celiac. The specialty gluten free baked goods and convience foods are more expensive but we should be eating minimal amounts of those to begin with anyway. I also have a very limited income so I go with eggs in many forms and Thai Kitchen rice noodles with various veggies and canned beans like Garbanzo (Chichi) for protein.
Some schools have food banks for students. Check and see if your school has one. There may not be a lot you can eat there but there will be something. Most cities have a food bank or Catholic Charities (you don't have to be Catholic to use their services) that can help. My local one is good about letting me know when they have safe foods. They also get a lot of fresh produce this time of year. Have you checked into getting food stamps? You can just sign up for those but not the other services and the process is easier if you are not applying for cash help.
You mention having your roommates using your pans and silverware and then having to buy new. A good cleaning on the silverware is enough to remove any gluten residues and if the pans are in good condition they will be fine after washing also. You might want to keep your food preperation items in a bin in your room and just wash and put them away after use then you will know only you are using your plates, pans, etc.
I realize how important your education is and the need to finish but have you considered temporarily suspending your studies until your health has improved? I had to do that with only 3 credit hours left in my degree programs. My grades were suffering and it was important to me to keep my high GPA. Talk to your advisor and see if this might be something you can arrange. If you are in student housing with your roommates also talk to your advisor about the possibility of a move to better quarters. One of my children was put in senior housing as a freshmen to accomodate her need for her own cooking space. Wouldn't hurt to ask.
I hope things improve for you soon. Everything about dealing with celiac can be overwhelming for a bit but hopefully things will improve for you soon.