Is a Formal Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Important?

0 Comments 17 April 2015

People who live gluten free have different opinions on the importance of an “official” diagnosis of celiac disease.

Persons who pursue a diagnosis argue that

~~~> It helps the person who lives gluten free a better understanding of his or her situation .

~~~> A diagnosis helps siblings and parents understand the gluten free situation’s possible effect on them (and their children).

~~~> A diagnosis may be useful. (An example: schools are obligated to provide cafeteria meals appropriate for all children.

~~~> When science comes up with a cure for celiac disease, people who are already diagnosed will probably have priority access to it.

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Another group of people argue that the quest for a diagnosis is — at best — a waste of time, money, and effort.

~~~> Getting a diagnosis may be expensive and frustrating.

~~~> If you are already living gluten free, you will have to return to a wheat-based diet to get accurate results.

~~~> You may have hassles with your insurance. Celiac disease may be considered a pre-existing condition.

~~~> The label is not necessary. Everyone is welcome to eat gluten food.

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