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Newly Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

Newly Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

There’s no doubt that a celiac disease diagnosis changes your life. It takes time to restore your health and master the gluten-free diet. Beyond Celiac is here to help you every step of the way.

This hub is designed to help you easily access the resources that will help you learn about celiac disease and the gluten-free lifestyle that follows a diagnosis.

Understanding Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac disease is a serious, genetic autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When a person with celiac eats gluten, the protein interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food by damaging a part of the small intestine called villi. Whereas, gluten sensitivity has been coined to describe those individuals who cannot tolerate gluten and experience symptoms similar to those with celiac disease yet lack the same antibodies and intestinal damage seen in those with celiac disease.

Getting Started on the Gluten-Free Diet

Download the Getting Started: A Guide to Celiac Disease & the Gluten-Free Diet. The Getting Started Guide is a comprehensive resource manual created by Beyond Celiac. This new and improved version contains essential information and resources for both those newly diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (‘gluten sensitivity’) and those looking to better manage their gluten-free diet.

Celiac Disease in Families

Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disease, meaning that it runs in families. If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, your biological relatives are at-risk. Beyond Celiac has developed a research-tested way to talk to relatives about getting screened for celiac disease. Learn how to help your relatives understand celiac disease and their risk through our Seriously, Celiac Disease resources.

Education and Resources

The world of celiac disease is evolving rapidly. Stay up-to-date on the latest in research, celiac disease news, gluten-free diet tips and more through these free resources:


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