CeliAction Study

The following is a sponsored post written by CeliAction. They are continuing to seek volunteers for their study and have found a number of participants through this blog. I think it’s important to note that the drug is actually a mixture of two different enzymes. If you have celiac disease, I believe the study is worth your consideration. Be sure to check out the website for more information. Questions in the comments will be responded to by a CeliAction representative.

CeliAction Study at The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Even when you try your best to stay gluten-free, you never know for sure if something you’ve eaten has been cross-contaminated or mislabeled until after the fact. Most people with celiac disease can relate to accidentally ingesting gluten and then paying the price later on.

Well, there is research currently underway to evaluate if an investigational drug can reduce the symptoms of unintentional exposure to gluten. If proven effective, the drug would offer a new way to manage celiac disease and supplement a gluten-free diet by reducing the risk of gluten’s impact on the body. The best part is that you have to stay on your gluten-free diet in order to participate – no gluten challenge!

The clinical research study is called the CeliAction Study and you may qualify if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with celiac disease by a healthcare professional
  • Are attempting to be on a gluten-free diet
  • Have experienced at least one moderate or severe symptom of celiac disease in the past month

If you participate in the CeliAction Study, you:

  • Will be able to maintain your current diet restrictions
  • Will be provided with study-related care at no cost
  • Do not need medical insurance to take part
  • May be compensated for time and travel
  • Will help advance medical research for celiac disease

To learn more about this research study and see if you qualify, visit CeliActionStudy.com or call 1-855-3333-ACT.

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  1. Stefany Slone says

    I was diagnosed with both markers in my blood work for celiac disease in January. I have been practicing a gluten free diet 95% of the time. I suffer severely when I have anything with gluten.

    • Stefanie Daichendt says

      Participants who are randomized into the study will receive study-related care from qualified physicians and may be compensated for time and travel. To learn more and find out if you qualify, please visit http://www.CeliActionStudy.com. Just so you know, the company I work for is helping the pharmaceutical company get the word out about the study.

  2. Marguerite Harbison says

    I am very much interested in the study. My daughter and sister are celiac also. My daughter is very good with the diet, but I truly wish I could do much better. Thank you for this information.

  3. Robin reaves says

    I have a severe reaction to anything with gluten or dairy. I have tried to be gluten free/dairy free for 2 years but some days I still get sick. I can’t figure it out! I really need help!

  4. Tiffany ostman says

    I’m interested in the study. I was diagnosed 8 years ago and it’s been a struggle ever since

  5. Allison Stankovic says

    Will this be available in Australia. I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in February and on a 100% gluten free diet . I’m also Lactose and Sucrose intolerant due to Coeliac. I have developed a real fear of food and won’t eat outside my house due to fear of being Glutened. So this drug would be amazing.

    • Stefanie Daichendt says

      Clinicaltrials.gov currently has a listing of the cities where there are doctors who are participating in the study. You can also visit http://www.CeliActionStudy.com to see if you qualify and find a doctor nearby. Just so you know, the company I work for developed the website and is helping the pharmaceutical sponsor get the word out about the trial.

  6. Brittany Wren says

    I’m curious as to the potential side effects. My body still feels like it has gone through the wringer, even with 100% gluten free, and I don’t want to place anymore stress on a damaged system. Any details on this?

  7. Tracey McGuire says

    Is this study available in Australia? I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease in 2004, thought I was doing okay at managing it. A recent blood test showed otherwise. I would like to know if this drug just masks the symptoms, and is damage still being done to the bowel, or is it completely changing the way the body tolerates gluten?

    • Tracey McGuire says

      I just tried to do the full pre-qualify questionnaire but could not get past the postcode because I don’t live in USA or Canada.

    • Stefanie Daichendt says

      Unfortunately at this time the CeliAction study is only recruiting patients at select study sites. Please check http://www.clinicaltrials.gov to find out if new sites becoming available in the coming months. [FYI- the company I work is helping the pharmaceutical company get the word out about the trial.]

  8. says

    In this evaluation!! have been diagnosed with celiac disease but was misdiagnosed for 11years. The diet is very hard to follow. I was once told that my body rejects the diet and therefore fail to lose weight. I definitely would be interested in participating I

  9. Kathy Grosse says

    I was diagnosed with celiac almost two years ago. I find it incredibly hard to avoid gluten. I am getting a lot better, but once in a while I get glutened.

  10. Jill Schroeder says

    I was diagnosed with Celiac disease 11 years ago and do my best to eat entirely gluten free. I have however had severe reactions to cross-contaminations while eating out. I would be interested in your study. Thank you.

  11. Deanna Gester says

    I was told that i had to do food allergy test but I was refered to a clinic that said I needed a huge copayment but i did not have it cause I only work parttime and they wouldnt see me cause i didn’t have it. So i went to see my doctor cause i was nuasious in the morning for 2 weeks and she sugsuggested that i go gluten free wheat free and I’ve been fine but its hard making the change because its expensive. Ive heard that there are blood tests that can be done instead of doing the food allergy tests, is that true..

  12. Bridget McGonagle says

    I am interested in particapting in your study. I was diagnosed at age 36, afrer a C Diff infection, following the birth of my second child. I am still learning. But I am challenged by cross contamination in my home.

  13. Maureen gillis says

    Am interested , have severe reaction when eat gluten so am as clean as I can get am interested in study , tried to sign but could not get past a certain point

  14. Shona Whiteley says

    Hi, I live in Australia and wanted to participate and could not. Very dissapointed as I am a coeliac.

  15. Kimberly Madore says

    I’ve been diagnosed with markers in my blood also. Get very sick when I eat Gluten. I would like to take part in this study. I’ve been gluten free for approx 6 months

  16. Gisele says

    Hi there, I would be interested in this study. I’m a 38yr old healthy Canadian woman. I find accidental ingestion very painful and lasts for days. My last exposure was 2 weeks ago and just a couple crumbs had me in the fetal position for 12hrs.

  17. says

    Ive been Gluten free for 12 mthns unless cross contaminating happens , , ususlly when I try an eat out . for yrs I was very sick with chronic fatigue due to not absorbing nutrition. I have a lot more energy since eating gf but have got a lot of health problem
    Heart attack also eye problems ect. Would like your help.

  18. adriana mcbroom says

    I was diagnosed almost a year ago. I’m on a strict gluten free diet. I’d love to take part in this study

  19. Deborah Cheetham-Wilmot says

    I have had celiacs for over 2 years and struggle with celiac bumps on my arms very badly.

  20. Cheryl A. Carey says

    I was diagnosed with Celiac Sprew about 6 years ago. My father had Celiac as well. I am very sensitive to Gluten and will show symptoms within an hour of ingesting gluten. I am retired now and have to be so careful when eating out. I am very interested in this study.

  21. Kacey Wilson says

    I am interested in being a part of this study. I was diagnosed with celiac in January of 2011. I avoid gluten at all costs, but still seem to have reactions to unknown amounts in food. Thank you!

  22. Kathy Morrison says

    I am very interested in your study …I have been a celiac for 47 years . I have been gluten free for 2 years I will have an episode ever so often from cross contamination …the type of celiac I have is the dermatitis hepitaformis

  23. Tina Reed says

    Was diagnosed over 2 years ago. I try to be so careful but I feel like I have had contaminated food twice this past week. It’s very painful.

  24. Kendra Mooney says

    The above is my daughter. She has been living Gluten Free for almost 7 years. She tested positive for the gene for Celiac. She is 11 years old.

    • Stefanie Daichendt says

      Clinicaltrials.gov currently has a listing of the cities where there are doctors who are participating in the study. You can also visit http://www.CeliActionStudy.com to see if you qualify and find a doctor nearby. Just so you know, the company I work for developed the website and is helping the pharmaceutical sponsor get the word out about the trial.

  25. Valerie Dusing says

    I was diagnosed in Feb. 2014 with symptoms for my life. Placed on a multitude of meds to treat symptoms with no relief as well as multiple tests regarding headaches, joint pain. Finally a new G I specialist did a biopsy during an exam and he couldn’t believe any one had missed the damage to my small intestine. I am trying my best to be gluten free 100% of the time! but eating out has proven to be a challenge.

  26. says

    I was diagnosed with celiac in 2004. I also have diabetes, diverticulitis and osteo arthritis which I feel could all be side effects of celiacs.

  27. Tamara herring says

    That’s fantastic I have celiac my daughter has irritable bowel syndrome and my mum had divaticilitis .Thet say it’s hereditary as both sides of my family have it

  28. says

    Have had celiacs for 7yrs.bloods showed a negative result yet endoscopy proved positive.follow a strict gf diet but have had major reactions to accidental contamination / eating out etc.

  29. Susan says

    Diagnosed as an infant and then again 14 tears ago. Still get sick even though completely gf….suspect cross contamination. 50 year old female

  30. Tracey sweeney says

    I am interested in your study, I had coeliac from a baby to 14 years old then I could eat normal food. Then it came back 29 years later with avengance I am very sensitive. I have now had coeliac 3 years. also was diagnosed with crohns disease last year.
    Thank you

  31. Vanessa says

    I would love to participate in this study! Diagnosed 6 months ago. Mom of 3. Please email me :)

  32. Vanessa says

    I was diagnosed 6 months ago, I eat gluten free as best I can, I have symptoms when I ingest gluten. I am a mother of 3 and will be getting my kids tested as I now see their issues. We are interested in participating in this study.

  33. Nicole Thomas says

    I was diagnosed with celica 4 years ago and I am having a very hard time sticking to my diet and getting weight back on.

  34. Karly Johnstone says

    My daughter Karly is ten years old and was diagnosed coeliac at the age of 7. She is on a strict GF diet.

  35. Helen Carroll says

    My daughter has been a coeliac for 38years from age 18months also has austisum,elipesy& in Australia?

  36. Laura Jessamy Bowler says

    Husband (37) and daughter (4) recently diagnosed with celiac – daughter has mire severe reactions when exposed to gluten

  37. Tina Kavanagh says

    Im applying for my daughter who is a diagnosed Ceoliac, any help or info would be greatly appreciated

  38. Mrs Themi Savva says

    Hello, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 3 years ago and yes at times unsure if sonething can br eaten. I also have suffered severe repurcussions after eating something supposedly gluten free.
    I have also found family and friends to be very ignorant of the full understanding of gluten in my food.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated as more awareness is required as non sufferers dont fully understand what takes place to ones body when gluten is eaten.


  39. Bridget R. Riedell says

    1 or 2 genes present from celiac bloodwork. chicken skin gone..loosing weight…been glutenfree one week.

  40. Jacob Semmes, please contact Daphne Penrose (mother) says

    Jacob was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 8 years ago by gastroenterologist following an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.

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