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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/24/2018

      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 is Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet? 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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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Blue Diamond Nut Thins. I can eat 'em by the box. Toasted corn tortillas with cheese. We just found Kinikinnick pizza crusts -- I can haz pizza!
  3. 2009 Gig Conference Planning

    Questions I've had (don't know if they'd be covered under other topics): The gluten-free kitchen: What has to be changed? How do you prevent cross-contamination? Talking about gluten: How to convince your first degree relatives to just get the bleepin' blood test.
  4. Wow, People Really Don't Get It...

    I gotta confess, my family jokes about cross-contamination. We call it "Cross-Contamination: The Glutening", like it was a cheesy monster movie on the Sci-Fi Channel (I try to do the Don LaFontaine voice, but I'm a bit too... female for it to work. ) My daughter will hand me a glass of water, then ask, "Are you sure it's gluten-free?" But, we're kidding... I'm sorry that your family are being jerks about it.
  5. Do You Cheat?

    I'm here for my pat on the back: friends came over for dinner last night and brought my absolute favorite french bread (and some pretty good beer) and I passed on both of them. Yay, me!
  6. Celiac But No Horrible Symptoms

    Another anemic here; had the endoscopy to look for internal bleeding, found celiac instead. I didn't think I had symptoms, until I noticed how much less gas 'n' bloating I had...
  7. Depression Post gluten-free Diet?

    Three cheers, two thumbs up, and a pat on the back for flutterby!
  8. I'm another anemic celiac... 1) My low # so far has been 9. I can't imagine what 4.9 feels like. Wowzers. 2) I am a very lucky nerd; it was the hematologist/oncologist who sent me to the gastroenterologist for the endoscopy after my first visit. (Of course, she was thinking cancer, which made hearing celiac instead almost a relief.) 3) Six months, you say? I can make it that long.
  9. I like this equation. Right now I'm getting a feeling of control over my situation by working on the cross contamination thing. Hopefully it doesn't kick over into a full-blown obsession.
  10. Second Hand Breadmaker

    I'm calling dibs on the entire toaster oven, 'cause I'm mean like that. (Also, I can put my toast on aluminum foil as an added barrier against the dreaded cross contamination.) The toaster's at least 20 years old; I'm not going to try to decon it.
  11. Second Hand Breadmaker

    Y'know, I was going to ask that, too... I'll break it to him gently. edit to add: um, will we have to get a new crock pot, too? Dang, this dx is getting spendy...
  12. My husband just called me at work, he found a Regal Kitchenpro K6773 breadmaker at a yard sale for $1.00... but it doesn't have a manual. The internets have been very uncooperative; any ideas where I could find a manual? Thanks!
  13. Ack, I didn't think of the microwave. I'm in a small department, we only share what we want to share. I may have a celiac moment* the first time somebody brings donuts, though... *that's what I'm calling the "cry like Lucille Ball when I realize that I'll never have (tasty thing) again in it's gluten-containing form". It's a lot shorter.
  14. Thanks. I'm feeling better now that I've clorox-d everything within touching distance of my desk. (Okay, not the whiteboard or the monitors.) I'm only a bit of a control freak, really... Since my husband is VERY supportive, and does the cooking for my mom now, at least I know the food served will be safe. And I've grown used to my mom giving me that disappointed "You aren't eating?" look, as I went on a fairly intensive reduced-calorie diet earlier this decade. (She really hated it when I got out my PDA to track my calories at the dinner table, but she got used to it. ) I anticipate I'll have to explain that, no, I cannot cheat on this, not even a little bit, as she keeps offering adult beverages to my husband, who has been alcohol free for almost a decade.