Youth, Teen and Young Adult Blog

  • Angela’s Adaptive Devices
    Written by Angela Patton Angela Patton is a member of GBS|CIDP’s Advisory Committee. In 2017, after an eight months struggle for a proper diagnosis, Angela was diagnosed with CIDP.  Here is Angela’s story… I was barely able to walk, and struggled during this time in my educational, and professional life. I have been on various…
  • Coping with School & Treatment Plan for GBS|CIDP
    By Megan Kaump A diagnosis of GBS, CIDP, or variants is frightening and devastating for anyone, but when a child is diagnosed it adds a very different set of emotions and experiences. It is heart- breaking to see your child go through such challenges and there is the added component of how the child’s schooling…
  • FIRST Teen & Young Adult Zoom Chat
    By Meg Mains The GBS-CIDP Foundation International hosted their FIRST Teen & Young Adult Zoom gathering on December 8th. It was a great way to meet other patients and share their experiences with GBS, CIDP, & variant conditions. Meg Mains, Youth, Teen, & Young Adult Team Lead, and Michael Coleman, YTA Spokesperson hosted the virtual…
  • The Sport of Staying Home
    By Kaitlyn Lorant PT, DPTYTA Committee Member For individuals with GBS or CIDP, rehabilitation is of the utmost importance. While in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be daunting to create new and engaging activities to maintain strength, flexibility, and aerobic endurance. This article compiles a list of some fun, yet feasible exercises and…
  • Live Webinar: Bee Needle Fear Friendly
    Dr. Amy Baxter presents: Bee Needle Fear Friendly This program will present options to assess and reduce needle fear, pain, and vasovagal syncope with Ig therapy, including topical anesthetics, cognitive interventions, and Buzzy best practices. After this program, the participant will be able to: Describe how differences in pharmacology and physiology influence analgesic choices for Ig procedures Cite…