Celiac Disease Foundation drives diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders

CDF SoCal Chapter Educates Nurses About Celiac Disease

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              This year, the CDF Southern California Chapter has provided education on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity to more than 500 nurses in Southern California through the CDF School Nurse Awareness Program (SNAP). From February 12-14, 2015, Janelle Smith, RD, and Kris Ledesma, RN, attended the California School Nurse Organization Annual […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Announces New Members to Board of Directors

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization for celiac disease, announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors for the 2015-2017 term. Joining the Board of Directors are: Deidre Berman, Tina Bingham, Bradley Herrema, Michael Karp, M.D., and Robbin Wilson. “Our five new Directors bring talent, expert knowledge, […]

Get into the Back-to-School Spirit

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The start of a new school year can be exciting, but also overwhelming at the same time. While you’re back-to-school shopping for clothes and supplies, make sure to prepare for how a gluten-free diet will affect you or your child in the new school year! CDF Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Janelle Smith, helps you make it […]

Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

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Many individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes only discover they have celiac disease through routine screening because of the known relationship between the two conditions. Most report having no symptoms of celiac disease, and that the diagnosis is sometimes seen as an after-thought to the diabetes. Whether or not individuals have symptoms, if a celiac […]

Celiac Disease and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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A common symptom of patients with undiagnosed celiac disease (CeD) is nutrient deficiency. When CeD patients consume gluten, it triggers the immune system to attack the microvilli of the small intestine, causing them to flatten and lose function. Microvilli are hair-like structures that assist with the absorption of vital nutrients and vitamins needed to lead […]

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