Ever wondered what it's like to live with a chronic illness? Christine Miserandino, while in a diner with a friend, used a handful of spoons to describe her life with lupus. e-Patient Dave said, "In 5 minutes [Christine] forever changed my own awareness of my wife's arthritis and bone pain 2,100 words; worth every second." Read The Spoon Theory, here.
And what to get for those people on your Christmas list who have a chronic illness? For those with diabetes, Amy Tenderich has some great, non-food ideas. And that doesn't mean they aren't still fun!' First and foremost? "Stop guessing and find out what someone with a health condition really wants and needs," says Amy.
What most chronic disease patients need all year long is prescription medicine or medicines. In case of an emergency, they are told to have a one-month supply of our medicines on-hand. But how exactly is one supposed to acquire 30 days worth of extra meds when a.) Most insurance plans won't pay for early fills and b.) Prescriptions allow a specific number of refills?' WarmSocks has "jerry-rigged a solution".