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If you have celiac disease, following a gluten-free diet is the best way to manage your disease. This means not eating foods that have gluten in them. Gluten is a kind of protein. It's found in wheat, barley, and rye.
If you eat a gluten-free diet, you can help manage your symptoms and prevent long-term problems. A registered dietitian can help you change your diet to make sure you get all the nutrition you need.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your healthcare provider if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Adaptation Date: 7/2/2019
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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