CELIAC DISEASE: Sometimes Silent, Often Misleading, ALWAYS SERIOUS

Cavallo, Jo
July 2004
Countdown;Summer2004, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p35
Discusses the occurrence of celiac disease (CD), a gluten-sensitive disorder, in individuals with type 1 diabetes. Identification of chronic diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain and bloating as classic symptoms of CD; Suggestion of mandatory CD screening that includes a blood test to determine whether the marker for transglutaminase IgA autoantibodies is present; Maintenance of a healthy diet and good blood glucose control for treating CD. INSET: LIVING GLUTEN-FREE.


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