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  1. 1

    Rachel

    what an idiot. But his doctor sounds like an even bigger idiot. Unfortunately, I have found that even GI doctors are incredibly ignorant when it comes to CD. The GI doctor who diagnosed me with CD said that i could cheat every once and awhile. He also told another woman that she was “too old and not sick enough” to be given an endoscopy to check for CD. Turns out, she has a severe case of it. Needless to say, I dropped him really fast and found a much better GI doctor in Chicago, Dr. Kupher.

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  2. 2

    The Gluten Dude

    Stunning. Just stunning.

    And I agree that his doctor is also to blame. But there is this thing called the internet that has lots of information on it and if Dean really wanted to find out more about celiac disease, he could have.

    And again, I wouldn’t care if he just kept it to himself.

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    1. 2.1

      Patty

      You know it just irritates me to no end when celebrities endorse anything or in this case, which is ridiculous, do more damage than good. Why does society and the media think celebrities are experts on anything? Most of them are pampered and highly paid for their endorsements and in this case for their interview. Maybe they should interview normal people who struggle to pay for the high cost of having autoimmunes, who suffer their effects everyday, who have to cook for themselves and give up going out, who absolutely refuse to intentionally eat gluten because of how ill we get or who struggle with weight loss -like me -because my doctors took my gaining 5 pounds a week for laziness and overeating instead of hashimotos disease (which by the way my sister diagnosed and she only did research, is not a doctor, but when I demanded blood work it came back positive and she was right! God bless her.) Oh yeah I could really stay on the soap box all day on this issue. Ugh.

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      1. 2.1.1

        The Gluten Dude

        Love the passion Patty. Keep on fightin’.

        I often wonder who started the “celebrities must have important things to say” thing. It’s a bizarre world in which we live in sometimes.

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  3. 3

    Gluten Free

    Wow what an idiot that person is . Thanks to p****s like him CD is not treated seriously . Oh well if he carries on eating gluten and thinking he is cool for saying it he will pay big time !

    50 % gluten free are not gluten free they should not even call themselves celiac’s a better name for them would be stupid ……s lol.

    Today I was reading on yahoo I think about someone who was apparently gluten free slipped up and ate a pizza how the hell can you accidentally eat a non gluten pizza :S

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    1. 3.1

      The Gluten Dude

      In your sleep maybe??

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  4. 4

    Gluten Free

    Lol most probaly , I imagine they were also at a pizza restaurnat at the time and had just explained how they can’t have gluten …

    Some think needs to change about the seriousness of the disease.

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  5. 5

    Jen

    And this is why celiacs have to defend how sick they are–even to primary care physicians, like I did last week. This is SO frustrating! It seems like the only doctors who understand are those who specialize in the disease. I’ve even had to explain to an MD the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease because the MD didn’t know that one of the two is a serious auto-immune disorder that can be debilitating! He thought it was the same as his child’s gluten intolerance, and that celiacs could cheat if they felt like tolerating a little indigestion. I would miss DAYS of work if I had a BITE of bread due to joint/muscle pain, neuro symptoms, gut symptoms and exhaustion. I have BAD dreams where I forget I have celiac disease until after I’ve eaten almost all of a glutenous meal. Up until this disease, I wasn’t a picky eater and rarely missed work–even with serious bouts of flu, sinus infections, etc. Now I’m mislabeled a hypochondriac.

    This cause needs more PR and educational programs and less GF cookie recipes, in my opinion!

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    1. 5.1

      The Gluten Dude

      Amen to that Jen.

      And I’ve had the same dreams. I take a bit bite of a pizza and while it’s in my mouth, I realize I have celiac disease. I usually wake up mad at myself for not eating the pizza since it was only a dream.

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      1. 5.1.1

        SStitches

        I backtracked here from your more recent piece on this guy, and HOLY CRAP! I did not know that those gluten-I-forget-I’m-Celiac dreams were a thing! I have had a few of them, and I feel such intense guilt when I wake because of what I’ve “done” to my body. In the last one, I ate a sub sandwich at a kid’s birthday party, and it was only with my last bite that I remembered I was Celiac. Talk about a nightmare! It shows you how intensely we have to focus on our food if we’re dreaming about it at night.

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  6. 6

    Jen

    In mine, I’m eating something I don’t like that much (like a Taco Bell bean burrito while driving). I finish the whole thing, remember about the celiac disease, freak out, and then wake up panicked. :-) I think I’ve had good food in a few of them, though.

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  7. 7

    Paula @CeliacCorner

    Your spot on blog posts bring a smile to my 100% gluten-free eating face!

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    1. 7.1

      The Gluten Dude

      And your comment just did the same for me. Thank you!

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  8. 8

    J

    He’s disgusting. I can’t say anything more than what has already been said above. Now, pardon me while I go eat my gluten free breakfast free from CC and enjoy my awesome gluten free life!!!!!!

    *kicks Dean*

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  9. 9

    IrishHeart

    I had to come back and read this one because I am new to your blog.

    This guy is totally unaware of how this disease works and will get very ill someday with lymphoma or kidney disease or lupus perhaps….and wonder why.

    I D I O T S among us.

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    1. 9.1

      The Gluten Dude

      Yeah…not the smartest puppy in the pound, is he?

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  10. 10

    Annie

    Reading this makes me feel sick :-(

    My Dad, poor sod, ate gluten having CD because no one realised that was why he was so ill. It killed him. Anyone not taking it seriously – either a doctor or someone with CD who (both) should know better or a general joe public who is speaking out of ignorance – deserves at least a slap….

    http://www.anniesupperclub.co.uk/wordpress/gluten-free/dads-story/

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    1. 10.1

      The Gluten Dude

      Annie…your story brought tears to my eyes. I’m so sorry for your loss.

      It just makes Mr. McDermott seem like even more of a dumbass.

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  11. 12

    Christina Crain

    I have to go with blame on the Dr. here as I was sort of told the same thing. I was told I was borderline??? I really think we need to focus on Dr. Education here I had negative blood test but positive biopsy. Most all of my symptoms plus some other strange stuff have gone away or has greatly improved going gluten free. I researched like crazy and asked for the genetic test and have later found out that I did not get the correct test after confronting him I was told I was a tough case and could not tell me if I had Celiacs or just a sensitivity and that I needed to go to a specialist which is hours away… I do not live in a small town and the gastro office here has a little over a dozen doctors on staff and no one here specializes on this???. hmm maybe something for them to look into. I just thought your kidding me I am not spending more $$$ on these tests and taking time off work. So I left and am just trying my best to continue on gluten free. Just had to rant and wanted to put a little blame on the medical field. We are to trust doctors with our lives and they signed up for this so I think they need to step up to the plate or get out of the game. I hope someday they will start to look at this seriously and not just brush it off.

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  12. 14

    Vera

    I hope Tori and Dean know enough to test all their children for Celiac!!!

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