Test for Celiac Disease Without Going to the Doctor!
When it comes to Celiac Disease, it's always better to know. What's crazy is 3 million Americans are currently affected by Celiac Disease, but only 40% of those people have been diagnosed. Having a clear diagnosis is a crucial step in the healing process. There may be a number of reasons for why you haven’t gotten the test, but hear me out: the earlier the diagnosis, the better AND there's now an easy test you can take at home. So, what’s holding you back?
imaware™ is here to make our lives easier (they are very legit - they partner with Beyond Celiac and Society for the Study of Celiac Disease), for BOTH undiagnosed people and those of us who are actively managing our Celiac Disease. They offer two options: a Celiac Disease Test and a Celiac Disease Monitoring Test.
Let's first talk about the Celiac Disease Test. Imaware will send you a test that takes 5 minutes to complete. All you have to do is prick your finger (Honestly, I was nervous but it wasn't bad at ALL. So much better than getting blood drawn with a needle!), collect the blood, and send it back with the prepaid shipping label. Within 5 days, you'll have your results back. Yes, it's that simple.
Now, for my already-diagnosed Celiac friends out there, the Celiac Disease Monitoring Test is for you. Healing after a diagnosis and maintaining a gluten free diet can be challenging. It seems like there are risks of cross contamination at every turn. A clear way to monitor how your body is healing is through follow-up testing. Imaware makes it so you don't have to go into an office each time you do a test (woohoo!). This test is done with the same quick, 5-minute process as the Celiac Disease Test.
Early detection and regular monitoring are crucial for healing, so let's get some answers, people!