A Ray of Hope
Lots of researchers have been working so hard to discover new treatments for celiac disease aside from gluten-free diet. If you have celiac disease, you can actually help in advancing research through joining a clinical trial. As per Coeliac UK, these clinical trials depend heavily on the participation of different volunteers. Most studies mandate healthy volunteers while others need people with celiac since they will explore potential new treatment or therapy.
In addition to that, every trial has its own set of exclusion and inclusion criteria for recruiting volunteers. It may include but not totally limited to age, geographical location, the length of diagnosis, gender, the severity of the reaction to gluten etc. Moreover, there are lots of procedures which must be taken prior to licensing a new drug. The initial state aims to achieve a better understanding of the disease process, as well as to determine a specific target. Generally, it takes 3 to 5 years of lab work in order to create a new drug which can be experimented to humans.
Having said that, here are some of the future therapies from Celiac Disease Foundation, which is in the pipeline hope right now aiming to reduce the burden while living with celiac disease...