For decades, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) has advocated for more widespread diagnostic testing for symptomatic celiac disease patients and their first-degree family members (parent, child, sibling) to ease much of the needless suffering caused by the disease.
The first annual Team Gluten-Free Turkey Trot in Oyster Bay, NY drew 125 participants and raised nearly $25,000! A picture perfect day on the beach greeted our families, who were welcomed by tables filled with gluten-free food and Team Gluten-Free swag. This year’s participants ranged from age four through 85, with our youngest medal winner […]
Meet Janelle Smith, UCLA-educated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of CDF’s Allied Health Committee. Janelle specializes in gastrointestinal symptom management through appropriate nutrition and food choices, helping you adapt to living on a gluten-free diet.
The considerable overlap between celiac disease and type 1 diabetes (T1D) is well known; the same can be said of celiac disease and autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD). The question remains, do individuals (notably, children) with celiac disease need to be routinely screened for development of these other conditions?
A team of pediatric medical experts convened at the Children’s National Health Center in Washington, D.C. in January 2013 with a single, ambitious goal – to cull from over 40 years of publications and studies relating to celiac disease in children, a list of best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of this potentially […]
Having a child with celiac disease poses unique challenges both for you and your child. The lifestyle changes – and how they are managed – that come with a diagnosis of celiac disease can be difficult during the school-age years. Celiac Disease Foundation has developed this Back-to-School and 504 Plan Guide to help you and your […]
Celiac disease is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means that you cannot “grow out” of it. 1 in 100 people worldwide have celiac disease. Celiac disease affects an estimated three million Americans. 80% of Americans with celiac disease are not diagnosed and are needlessly suffering. People with a first degree relative with celiac disease have a […]