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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

      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 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. Hey Everyone

    Shaun- Yes, PF Changs is my favorite. It's a little pricey, but they have a menu with a great variety of dishes, and the gluten-free entrees are even served on completely different dishes. I have never had a bad experience there (i.e. cross contamination). The nearest one to my house is like an hour away though, so it's just for special occasions. I eat at a lot of mexican restaurants. I just have them prepare my meal with a corn tortilla in the usual flour one's place. Honestly I do not eat out very often, so I don't have many suggestions...
  2. Someone To Talk To

    Hey, I'm Kaitlyn I'm 17 and I've been gluten-free for a little over 2 years. I'd love a penpal
  3. Hey Everyone

    Hi Shaun, My name is Kaitlyn and I'm 17. I started eating gluten-free when I was 14. I was not officially diagnosed with celiac, but my cousin has it and her gastrointerologist said I most likely have it as well. Either way, eating gluten-free has changed my life for the better.
  4. hey! I'm Katie and I'm 15. I'm new to this site so I dont really know how to work it but I would love a penpal and I'm glad you would like to talk :) im not sure how to personal message though

  5. hey! I'm Katie and I'm 15. I'm new to this site so I dont really know how to work it but I would love a penpal and I'm glad you would like to talk :) im not sure how to personal message though

  6. hi im shaun i am 16 and just found out i am allergic to gluten could you help me

  7. Hi, my name is Kaitlyn and I'm 17 years old. I live in Ohio and have been gluten free for 2 years. I only know one other person with celiac and she is my cousin. I would love to know someone who knows what I live through with celiac. Plus, I've always wanted a pen pal
  8. Hiram, OH: G-Free Support

    I live in Portage County! I do not know of any groups, but I definitely think one should be established! I'm surprised that there is a decent amount of people with Celiac on campus. I only know one person with it, and she's my cousin. Kaitlyn
  9. Hello, I'm a 17 year old girl with Celiac, and I know just what you mean. I have a cousin with Celiac and Type 1 Diabetes, and she also is often told she has a great attitude about life. Myself, having only Celiac cannot fully relate on a personal level, but I see what she really goes through. She is asymptomatic as well, so she often cheats and eats gluten. I get very sick when I eat gluten, so I can't ignore having Celiac. I feel awkward with my friends, and even my family, when they have to change plans just so I can eat. They are all very accomodating and kind when it comes to finding food I can eat, but its just a hassle. I went to a party last night, and all the food they had was planned around me. It's very nice that they will do that for me, but I feel bad knowing they went so far out of their way just to feed me. I live in a pretty rural area, and I feel like my cousin and I are the only ones with Celiac for miles and miles and miles. I want to find a support group, so I can find people that are going through the same things as I. Don't lose motivation to stop eating gluten-free. As much of a pain it is to find things to eat, being healthy is certainly worth it!
  10. Anyone In Cleveland?

    I am from rural Northeastern Ohio. There seems to be NO celiacs in my area! I only know one, and she happens to be my younger cousin... I used to shop at the Raisin Rack, but the drive is just a bit too long. Too bad, because their selection is wonderful. Now I shop at Seven Grains in Tallmadge, and I love it. Does anyone happen to know if there is a group for teens with Celiac in our area?
  11. Hey Everyone :)

    Hey there! I'm new as well! I've been gluten-free for over two years, and I JUST decided to talk to people like me! I live in a rural area, so the only other person I know with Celiac happens to be my cousin! Its nice to know there are other people out there dealing with my same issues! I don't feel as alone about it now!
  12. Hello, I'm new to this site I am 17 years old, and have been gluten-free for a little over 2 years (wow, I didn't realize it has been this long). I have a younger cousin, 3 years my junior, who has Celiac and Juvenile Insulin-Dependent Diabetes. She has been gluten-free for about 5 years now. When she eats gluten, she doesn't get sick at all (in fact, she cheats all the time. *jealousy* :/ ). However, when I slip up, I am ridden with crippling pain, and do not feel better for atleast 6 hours. My reaction has always seemed very severe, and I was wondering, how bad are your reactions? Kaitlyn