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Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?


Yes, and the results were positive






Yes, and the results were negative












I'm not sure






I don't know what celiac is






Total votes: 315


Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?

Poll dates: May 27 - June 3, 2009
Total Votes: 315

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by cereal proteins, especially wheat gluten. It leads to malabsorption of all nutrients, primarily of fat. It can be detected by the presence of anti-transglutaminase antibodies. About 5% of people with autoimmune diabetes have positive anti-transglutaminase antibodies.

Over the past years, the number of people indicating that they don't know what celiac is has decreased substantially, from 46% to just 6%. That's good, since celiac is more common in kids with type 1 diabetes than the general population. If you or your child has type 1 diabetes, ask your diabetes team about getting a test for anti-transglutaminase antibodies. It's simple and can be done during your quarterly diabetes team visit.

This table compares the results of this poll with previous times we've run it:

  Answer     2009     2008     2007     2006     2005     2004     2002     2000  
Yes, positive results 11% 13% 9% 9% 9% 9% 16% 10%
Yes, negative results 53% 49% 43% 40% 36% 27% 16% 10%
No 25% 28% 35% 32% 36% 38% 38% 35%
Not sure 3% 2% 2% 5% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Don't know what celiac is 6% 6% 9% 12% 17% 20% 38% 46%

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Last Updated: Wednesday June 03, 2009 13:01:42
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