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 30, 2003
Question from North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA:
My five-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with type 1 at three, has just had routine blood work done and I am confused about the results. We were testing for celiac (she has no obvious symptoms) and her results came back as follows: TTG 17.5 normal 0-20, EMA-positive. Which one of these tests are more accurate in diagnosing celiac? My endocrinologist seems to think the TTG of under 20 would indicate she does not have celiac, but since the endomesial came back positive he is sending me to a GI specialist. Also, is it a bad sign that the TTG is so close to 20, or is anything under 20 good? I can't get to see the GI specialist until February and I think I'll go crazy if I have to wait that long to get some answers.
I screen too and really leave this to the expertise of the GI doctor. Most of my positives are in three digits (over 100). It’s likely not positive.