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Can someone tell me the symptoms of Celiac and what made you have your
child tested? My 5yr old who was diagnosed in June of 03 with Type 1
diabetes has been having alot of unexplained stomach aches and I'm
curious to see if it could be Celiac.


>From: "Barbara Young" <email @ redacted> >Reply-To:
email @ redacted >To:
<email @ redacted> >Subject: [IPp] RE: [IPp CELIAC
TESTING >Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 21:27:08 -0800 > >Insulin Pumpers is made
possible by your tax deductible contributions. >Your donation of $10,
$25, or more... just $1 or $2 per month is >needed so that Insulin
Pumpers can continue to serve you and the rest >of the diabetes
community. Please visit: > >    
http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml > >Your annual contribution
will eliminate this header from your IP mail > >It is important for any
parent worrying about Celiac disease in their children >to realize that
the blood tests to screen for it are not 100 percent accurate. >They will
miss a considerable number of celiac kids.  My daughter was one of >them
the first time she was tested; her celiac wasn't picked up until over
>four years after her symptoms were very obvious, with the result that
lots of >damage was done to her body. > >Here is just one of many
peer-reviewed academic articles talking about this: >
>tract&list_uids=11346205 > >Also, if the blood work is positive (EMA
test or tTg) it is pretty much >guaranteed that a child has celiac, even
if the biopsy initially comes back >negative.  The damage to the
intestine is patchy, and if insufficient biopsy >samples are taken, they
might miss a damaged area.  Also, sometimes the sample >needs to be
re-examined.  I know of one parent whose child's biopsy was >initially
labelled as okay--the doctor asked for the sample to be re-examined >and
the result was then changed to a positive diagnosis. > >Barbara, Mum of
Claire 10 >dx'ed dm age 2, celiac (finally) age 9
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