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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. I agree. Folic acid is very important the first few weeks after conception. I routinely check my blood levels with the routine labs recommended for women to check for any red flags.
  2. I've heard that paper plates some kinds can have gluten but we use them with no issues.
  3. In my letters I Included each persons name and insurance ID# to make it easy on him.
  4. We tested our baby at least to find her genetics-then well always know. I had the run around too. What I did was got it in writing from pediatrician for our insurance, then I took one of our other four kids who showed symptoms to the GI for an appointment and just thanked him up and down for diagnosing my other son and then asked him verbally and in writing to write orders for our whole family to be tested. He didn't immediately but I kept leaving written letters with his front desk and finally he wrote orders. I also had to push things Bigtime with our insurance who was very hesitant to cover testing.
  5. Everyones ideas sound great! Nature Valley has a gluten-free nut bar also with almonds-kinda crunchy. For older kids only. Same with corn nuts. Gummy snacks. Rice cakes. Home made gluten-free cookies. Nuts. Fruit roll-ups by Betty Crocker. Dum-dum lollipops. Tootsie pops. Frozen go-gurts by yo plait. Stringed Cheese sticks. Fruit galore. Lays potatoe chip grab bags. Junk food-skittles n mm's. Pickles.
  6. Yeah my midwives always encourage nursing and they say some babies dont need solids till as late as 18 months. I just start when they start reaching for it! Plus I believe u get exposed to some degree to allergens through the milk. That's why if doctors discover for example a milk intolerance in the baby they try a milk free diet for Mom.
  7. My Fam has same genetics-moderate, high, and very high risk genes. The 2 high risks DQ2 have celiac but doc says we should all be gluten-free. Doc also said with little ones it's hard to get a complete diagnosis but the signs can be the beginning of celiac, but could take a long time to be full blown! So, to me it sounds like that's where y'all are-and it's great to start the diet now! Why wait for more damage and disease?
  8. Diana that's how the doctor felt. He said teach her now the rigidness so she'll truly learn it. Plus her kids when she's grown could get celiac and then shed already know the diet. I'm not sure why I've just started questioning if I'm creating a gluten sensitivity unnecessarily. But your input is helpful! We're expecting # 6 and what u say is very true!
  9. Does Anyone Ever Get Mcdonalds Burgers

    Really? I've never tried Whataburger. Good to know! We do Wendy's.
  10. My toddlers genetic testing came back at moderate risk DQ8 gene-no antibodies to gluten. My son and I are DQ2 high risk diagnosed celiacs. The pediatric GI recommended a gluten-free diet for her but were wondering if it's necessary, if it would cause her to become gluten sensitive unnecessarily. We are gluten-free in the home, but it would be out and about she'd be exposed to gluten. Any thoughts? My concern is what would be best for her in the long run? When she's an adult how will this decision affect her?
  11. Ice Cream

    My favorite is Breyers vanilla. The ingredients are beautifully simple.
  12. I hope there's no similarity cuz I love coffee and peanut butter.
  13. 34 Weeks And "mildly Positive"

    I'm expecting #6 but have only recently been diagnosed but have been celiac for years. I had never heard of gluten with other 5 pregnancies. They all went well and they all nursed. It's difficult to learn how to nurse-you need support from others who have done it. And you need lots of rest and relaxation. And you don't need someone telling you that you can't. Talk to someone who really knows their stuff and supports breastfeeding like a midwife and they can answer all your questions. Contact La Leche League or some kind of breast feeding support group and counselors. One thing that helped me was knowing that the first few days may be hard and baby may not eat much but he'll be ok. Drink lots of water too! And eat gluten-free to the best of your ability!
  14. Going On 19 Weeks And Struggling

    I imagine Gluten as rat poison. I have had way worst cravings while pregnant-especially for Restaraunt foods! It's hard being hungry. My midwife advised eating often-snacking lots on filling things. I eat creamy cold Greek yogurt, nuts, avacado, gluten-free pasta and meat sauce, eggs, cold shrimp, I bake my own breads, hearty meaty breakfasts, milk, juicy oranges, melons-am I making anybody hungry for gluten-free?
  15. 11Wks Along And Feeling Terrible

    Here I am at 15 wks and sure enough I feel a lot better but not quite normal. Nausea is less. Fatigue is still pretty bad. And I still have the fuzzy brain sensation but all symptoms are not AS bad.