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  Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?  
      Yes, and the results were positive  
  17%     11  
      Yes, and the results were negative  
  59%     39  
      No  
  21%     14  
      I'm not sure  
  2%     1  
      I don't know what celiac is  
  2%     1  

Total votes: 66
 

Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?

Poll dates: May 29 - June 5, 2013
Total Votes: 66

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. Estimates are that about one in ten 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% in 2000 to just 2% in 2013. 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     2013     2012     2011     2010     2009     2008     2007     2006     2005     2004     2002     2000  
Yes, positive results 17% 9% 15% 15% 11% 13% 9% 9% 9% 9% 16% 10%
Yes, negative results 59% 59% 53% 55% 53% 49% 43% 40% 36% 27% 16% 10%
No 21% 28% 27% 24% 25% 28% 35% 32% 36% 38% 38% 35%
Not sure 2% 2% 3% 1% 3% 2% 2% 5% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Don't know what celiac is 2% 2% 3% 4% 6% 6% 9% 12% 17% 20% 38% 46%

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Last Updated: Wednesday June 05, 2013 11:29:14
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