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If you have celiac disease, following a gluten-free diet is needed 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, rye, triticale, spelt, and kamut.
Following a gluten-free diet 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 or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) 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 advice line if:
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Adaptation Date: 5/2/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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