Today an article came out talking about large scale screening in children for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. The study results showed a higher than expected positive rate for celiac disease screening. Screening and diagnosis are two different things - let's discuss.
Christmas is over. We are on the downhill slide into the new year. I'm sure we will all be happy to see 2020 go for a variety of reasons. I'm looking forward to 2021 for another chance at more research about celiac disease.
It has been a busy week in the celiac world. Let's discuss!
I have a few favorite gluten free items that I would like to share with you all. Kind of like Oprah did her favorite things list, except, mine are all gluten free! These are all things that I use and eat regularly.
So, this year, I didn't post much about Thanksgiving. I didn't talk about how to navigate the difficult social and emotional toll a holiday dominated by food can have on those with gluten issues or food allergies. I didn't need to. Most of us were practicing social distancing and staying away from large gatherings.
I did a bunch of research over the weekend and found two new things. First, an article on children with celiac and their diet. Second, oral budesonide use for those with accidental gluten exposure. Let's discuss.
Sorry everyone, I've been missing writing about celiac disease. With the election, life, a new job, and a tween that is making me crazy, I've been remiss in keeping up with this blog.
Super Sensitive myths dispelled.
In my mind, gluten free means any food item free from any gluten containing ingredient. However, that probably isn't good enough for everyone. So, the United States Food and Drug Administration clarified the definition of gluten free. Today is all about labels!
I have a gluten free diet that isn't ideal, but effective to help with my celiac. So, the drug companies have to make a good argument to me that their drug will help alleviate symptoms and prevent damage to my intestines in order for me to spend my hard earned money on their solution. This begs the question - can someone prove to me that their drug works without a gluten challenge?