Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
December 17, 2003
Question from Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, USA:
I have been told that celiac has no treatment. I am not looking for a long-term treatment (although it would be nice.) For lactose-intolerant people there is a pill to counteract their reactions so they can have lactose. Is there any sort of pill to counteract celiac? I would love to enjoy my favorite foods again.
Celiac is treated by removing gluten (wheat) from the diet. It helps with the disease, but there is no true cure. See a good nutritionist and gastroenterologist.
Additional comments from Dr. David Schwartz:
For people who are lactose intolerant, it is easy to provide the enzyme supplement lactase with intake of food. These are over-the-counter. Brand names include Lact-Aid and Dary-Ease. There are others. Ask you pharmacist.