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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.

Looking For Pen/email Pal For My Daughter (11 1/2) With Celiacs.
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I would like to find a child close to my daughter's age (11 1/2) who also has Celiacs. I feel it would good to be able to talk to someone her own age with the same issues she has to go through.

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Is there a celiac support group in your area? They sometimes offer get togethers for kids or teens; I know the one in my city has a couple of teen parties and a week long summer camp just outside of town. Contacting your local support group might be a good way to find other kids.

I'm afraid I won't volunteer my boys as pen pals. They are a bit younger than her and, like typical boys, do not enjoy writing much nevermind to a (gasp) girl. ;)

Best wishes.

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My daughter would love it I'm sure! She's 11 and was diagnosed at age 4. If you'd like, PM me.

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