VIRTUAL EVENT 10/19: How Do You Get a Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity Diagnosis?

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You aren’t feeling well. Your symptoms are confusing. Could you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? 

What might lead you to consider that you have a gluten intolerance? And if you suspect that, what happens next? Should you start eating gluten-free? (The short answer is: No, not yet). 

That’s what we’ll be discussing – in detail – on Tuesday, October 19 at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET with three experts who will explain what happens once you start looking into the possibility of a diagnosis. 

We’ll hear from a functional nutritionist, a naturopath, and a gastroenterologist and get their perspectives on diagnosing celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. This GIG Virtual Learning Event will demystify the entire diagnosis process. 

WHAT: Getting a Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity Diagnosis

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19 at 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET


Our panel of experts will discuss how one gets diagnosed with a gluten-related disorder. In this one-hour, interactive panel, you will learn: 

  • The differences between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity 
  • The confusing symptoms that make it challenging to diagnose 
  • Why you should not go gluten-free before getting tested 
  • What needs to be in place to get a diagnosis 
  • What blood tests you need and what will they tell you 
  • What an endoscopy is and what it shows 
  • What happens once you are diagnosed 

We will hear from a gastroenterologist, a naturopath, and a functional nutritionist to get their perspectives on getting a more accurate diagnosis.  Could you have a gluten intolerance? What might lead you to consider that you have a celiac disease or gluten sensitivity?

Peter HR Green, MD, Dr. Kelly Baker, ND, L.Ac., and Nour Zibdeh,  MS, RDN

Our expert panelists are: 

  • Peter HR Green, MD —  Phyllis & Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine; Director, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University  
  • Dr. Kelly Baker, ND, L.Ac. — Naturopathic Doctor  
  • Nour Zibdeh,  MS, RDN — Integrative & Functional Nutritionist 

Our virtual event moderators are Lola O’Rourke, RDN, GIG Education Coordinator and Aliza Sherman, GIG Communications Specialist. 

Join us for this dynamic virtual event that will help clear up the questions you have about getting a celiac disease or gluten sensitivity diagnosis.  

This session is ideal for anyone who has a family history of celiac disease but has not been diagnosed or someone who is experiencing symptoms that could be signs of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity but is not sure of steps they can take to find out. This session may also be helpful to someone who went gluten-free without getting diagnosed and is now wondering: “Should I get tested for celiac disease?” 

If you know someone who could use clear explanations about getting accurately diagnosed, please share this post with them!