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  1. Thank you so much for the thoughtful reply! I was able to meet with a Gastroenterologist and he was comfortable diagnosing me with Celiac based on blood tests alone. (The only one I'm missing is the genetic test, which I wish I'd requested. That would further solidify the diagnosis for me.) As I've been adopted a gluten free diet in the past few days, I'm realizing I actually consumed very little gluten before this diagnosis. (Because of my Type 1 Diabetes, I stick to a pretty low-carb diet to control my blood sugar and tend to avoid bread/pasta/cookies/cake/muffins/cereal/etc.) So if I were to have the endoscopy now, I'm not sure how significant the impact would be anyway. If I want to have it in the future, I can always do a gluten challenge then have it done. But for now, I'm just going gluten-free. I'm grateful I don't experience any noticeable physical symptoms when I consume gluten, but that makes it hard for me to decide where I'm going to draw the line when it comes to cross-contamination/eating out/avoiding foods that "may be processed on machinery where wheat is processed". Anyway, I'm rambling. Thanks again! I really appreciate it.
  2. Just out of curiosity, what would the recommendation be if my biopsy is negative? Because I have some antibodies, am I likely to develop Celiac? Should I follow a gluten-free diet anyway? Thanks again!
  3. Thanks so much for your reply! A Gastroenterologist won't see me for a few weeks and I've been trying to decipher these test results online. It's helpful to know they're borderline.
  4. Thanks for your response! The lab test says <4 No Antibody Detected, >OR=4 Antibody Detected It was my endocrinologist who ordered the test because of my Type 1 Diabetes...though again, this is so surprising because I don't have symptoms. I guess I'll try to be brave and get the endoscopy. I really appreciate the advice.
  5. Thank you so much for your response. Those blood test results are the only ones I received. It's frustrating that I have to keep eating gluten even though it's likely damaging my body, but I will take your advice. Thanks again!
  6. I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 3 years and just got a call from my Dr. that I tested positive for Celiac Antibodies. I don't believe I've ever been tested for them before. I have no symptoms. This is what my lab work says: Endomysial Antibody (IgA) Screen: POSITIVE Transglutaminase IgA Antibodies 12 U/ml IgA 182 (81-463 standard range) Endomysial Antibody Titer 1:20 (standard range <1:5) I'm terrified of having an endoscopy. What is the advantage to having one? Either way I will likely be put on a gluten-free diet, right? Even if an endoscopy shows no damage, I likely still have Celiac (or will develop it), right? Thanks so much! I've been blindsided by this diagnosis and any help would be appreciated.
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