Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos, & Celiac

Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, and Celiac disease all walk into a bar. Sounds like the start of a great story - but for many it is a cluster of diseases that all have the same genetic roots. So Celiac disease has two genetic markers - HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8. If you don't have … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos, & Celiac

Hopes for celiac disease

So, I started thinking about what I would like to see done in celiac research and drug development over the next 5 years. I want a new diagnostic test, better monitoring tests, clearer refractory celiac diagnostic processes, and a cure. Let's explore each of these!

Refractory Celiac

Refractory Celiac (RCD) disease is something many of us worry about. We worry because we know with each cross-contamination or each mistake with an ingredient while cooking, we are potentially one step closer to this disease. But it seems to be a much more serious and different, but related disease to Celiac.

Certified gluten free – not 100% gluten free

What does the gluten free label and certified gluten free label mean in the US? Let's find out. According to the FDA, in order for a product to be labelled gluten free it has to be lower than 20 parts per million. The rule goes on to say that the food cannot contain: An ingredient … Continue reading Certified gluten free – not 100% gluten free