As you may know, celiac disease (CD) is a genetic intolerance to the gluten in wheat, rye, and barley. Once thought to be a rare disorder, CD is now known to affect at least 1 in 100 Americans. If you’ve never heard of CD, you’re not alone. Many medical professionals are still unaware of the disease or not current in their knowledge, so it’s significantly under diagnosed.
For current information on CD, please visit the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center. Another resource – Celiac Nurse is a blog I found recently with loads of information, including a 12 part series on diseases associated with undiagnosed celiac disease.