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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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So I've seen a few threads recently about medic alert tattoos, but maybe I'm for being less extreme. Should I wearing a medic alert bracelet? I suppose, I do have a "disease" but if I'm unconscious I would hope to god an emt doesn't attempt to pour something down my throat. Any attempt to feed me when im awake will result in 20 questions from me, but there could be other factors. Who knows, what are your thoughts?? Do you have one? Do you suggest getting one? Am I taking this too lightly, perhaps I actually do need to put some thought into this.

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I've never seen the use in a medical alert bracelet for JUST celiac. For one thing, just about anything they're going to put in you in an emergency is going to be gluten-free because IVs and injectables are universally gluten-free. And in a life-threatening emergency, I want them doing anything that might save me, even if that means stuffing bread down my throat.

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I have ICE contact section in my cell phone (in case of emergency) I can put in notes such as husband or mom. In addition, I wrote allergies. But I agree with Richard that if its' life threatening I think I'd rather suffer the consequences than die.

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Yes I have to agree, I'd rather be glutened than dead. I have to agree, I thought it was a little off the wall, but wondered if I had missed something lol. I'm a medical worker and had never seen this, but hey, you learn something new everyday. :)

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