Shorter Gluten Challenge

I can’t wait to share some things with you that l learned while in Chicago, at the University of Chicago Celiac Center.

This one little tidbit couldn’t wait!

One of the more exciting things (for me personally), was I have an opportunity to send my slides, from the ONE upper biopsy taken, to the U of Chicago for a second look for celiac, vs doing a gluten challenge and starting over.

When Dr. Guandalini saw my upper testing info and results, he was disappointed as well, that the test was performed all wrong. One biopsy was taken, instead of 8-12. Nothing was taken from my esophagus.

It felt good to be justified in my frustration of this journey…
But I know I’m not alone, and its not difficult to understand why the high numbers of people with celiac disease go undetected, improperly diagnosed and ignored. Many are not listening.

But then, he also shared with me the recent study done in Boston that a much shorter period (2 weeks), with a smaller quantity (1.5 slices of bread) would be all that was needed to get a positive endoscopy in 75% of patients.

Since most people decline the 8-12 week suggested gluten challenge with the equivalent of 4 pieces of bread a day, this is welcomed news for sure!

“Never pay back evil with more evil.
Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.”
Romans 12:17

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Posted on September 27, 2012, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Our Struggles. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Dr. Oz had a segment on gluten yesterday. It was good that he did that to inform many people who don’t know why they are so sick. Good to see you are getting some information about your body. Thanks for all your information!

    • I saw that… it was unfortunate that they then used oats in recipes… as oats are such a problem for so many people with celiac/gluten sensitivity… but the more they talk, the more it helps! For sure!

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