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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 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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I've put messages up on FB in groups, but I would like to get a regular group happening where we can all meet and have a gluten free picnic with others in our community who have to follow a strict gluten-free diet, but so far not much has happened. One person said she is keen, herself and her 2 kids are coeliac but they go to groups through the Coeliac Society. I suspect most people would. I can't afford to join unfortunately, so miss out on the formal ones. Just wondering how people go about organising informal groups within a small community?

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Well we have our first date set for the 13th of October. Each of us will bring a plate of food that can be shared, I'll take fruit kebabs as well as some chocolate crackles and brownies to make sure my vegan child will have a couple of options. It's an afternoon tea, and from experience kids cannot say no to fruit kebabs where the watermelon, rockmelon and honeydew melon are cut into little star shapes and put onto skewers. It's for 3pm to avoid the hottest part of the day.

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That sounds awesome! Let us know how it goes!

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I know it's a little way off, but we're on school holidays at the moment so a bit hard to organise anything. Lots of interest so I hope it's really good.

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Might i also suggest some fun shaped ice cubes? I've seen some trays at bed bath and beyond that came in all sorts of shapes. That might be a fun idea.

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