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Gluten-Free Diet and Quality of Life

Currently, the only effective treatment for celiac disease is a strict, gluten-free diet for life. Studies have shown that patients who take their diet very seriously not only reduce their risk of long-term health complications, including cancers and bone deterioration, but also tend to be free from stomach and intestinal discomfort. We know that there […]

National Health Council Conference Emphasizes Importance of Patient Voice in Quality Measures

In an effort to give voice to the celiac disease community in important areas of healthcare reform, on February 15, 2018, Alana Broe, the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Legislative Analyst, attended the National Health Council (NHC) Conference: Ensuring the Patient Voice in Quality. This educational program connected patients, disease advocacy organizations, and quality measuring organizations to […]

The Celiac Disease Foundation Submits Comment to FDA on Draft Guidance Regarding Gluten in Medications

On December 12, 2017, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance to drug manufacturers to voluntarily label medications that do not contain gluten with the following statement: “Contains no ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, or rye).” The FDA granted a 60 day period to submit comments and suggestions regarding this draft […]

The Celiac Disease Foundation Appoints New Member to Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2018) – The Celiac Disease Foundation, the nation’s leading disease advocacy organization for celiac disease, announces the appointment of a new member to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors is Courtney de Balmann for the 2018-2020 term. “Courtney’s passion, talent, and guidance will help further the mission of […]

Early Age Infections and the Onset of Celiac Disease

Using data gathered on children born in Bavaria, Germany between the years 2005-2007, researchers sought to make a connection between gastrointestinal or respiratory infections and the development of celiac disease. In each case, medical records were reviewed for treated infections up to age two, and then for any subsequent diagnosis of celiac disease. The study […]

iCureCeliac® Reports Two Year Progress

Launched in February 2016, iCureCeliac® is a free online portal for patients, or their caregivers, to provide critical insights into life with celiac disease and gluten/wheat sensitivity. Anonymized questionnaire data, completed by iCureCeliac® participants under informed consent, are made available to researchers and governmental policy analysts to advance life-changing initiatives. Your participation will help create better diagnostic tools and treatments […]

New Testing Option for Possible Celiac Disease Sufferers

The current standard for a celiac disease diagnosis is a positive blood test for specific antibodies, followed by a biopsy of the intestine that reveals damage to the villi (villous atrophy). These tests are certainly invasive and unpleasant, but more than that, they are useless in cases where a patient is already following a gluten-free […]