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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. Anyone From The Kansas City Area

    Oh no. LOL I kinda figured, but I wasn't for sure. LOL I am new to this, so I will try and IM you back. Thanks!
  2. Anyone From The Kansas City Area

    I live in Johnson County Ks also!!!!! Did you just recently get diagnosed? Just curious as to why some people would say you didn't know what you were doing. LOL I am in that boat right now. I am still learning everything for my daughter. Where in Johnson county do you live?
  3. Anyone From The Kansas City Area

    I was just wondering if there was anyone from the Kansas City area on here. I am new with Celiac Disease. My 7 year old daughter has it, and I have no clue what I am doing!! Thanks
  4. Very confused still about what to do for my daughter

  5. Hi, My name is Sandy, and my 7 year old daughter just got diagnosed with Celiac Disease about a month ago. I too, am going through some rough spots with her not being able to eat her favorite foods. Although I must say, she is coping ALOT better then me!! LOL I ALWAYS take her along when we go grocery shopping and I let her pick out her own foods. ( within reason ). She does have her days when she has a little melt down, but then she goes and picks out something of hers that is at least close to what she is craving. She has actually been the one who asks " is this Gluten Free? I have Celiac Disease. ". She walks up to the counters at a fast food place and orders her own food now too. We don't eat out often, but when we do, we let her be the big girl she wants to be. I am having a hard time right now with trying to figure out what lotions, shampoos, detergents, toothpaste and stuff like that, that I should get for her. I am just so new to all of this and its hard right now. We are a low budget family too, so this is extremely hard right now budget wise. I hope that we can learn and go through this together. Did your daughter have a biopsy done? My daughter did, and they said she DID have damage done to her intestines, and I just felt horrible for her! She is feeling better though. She still sleeps ALOT though, and hopefully that will change over the next few months. I hope this will help/or at least make you feel better.
  6. Hi my name is Sandy, and our 7 year old daughter just got diagnosed with Celiac Disease. We saw the nutritionist on Thursday and WOW!!!! I had NO idea what all this entailed. I am dumbfounded right now. I am so scared for my daughter and I am scared that I will mess something up and hurt her!!!! I know I need to calm down, but this is sooooo serious. When we get insurance on ourselves ( our children have insurance ), my husband is getting tested for Celiac also. Our 4 year old has Graves Disease and so does my husband. We have gotten our 4 year old tested and she is fine. Anyways, sorry to get off subject, but I am wondering what kinds of lotions, toothpastes, shampoos etc are gluten free. We are in the process of getting a new toaster and making other changes, but we are really concerned about detergents and the above listed. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you all, and I am so glad I found this site!! Sandy