This is a great week because not only is Express Medical Supply having a huge storewide sale, but it is Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week! Crohn's and Colitis are diseases that affect around 700,000 Americans and many more world wide. The cause of either disease is not fully understood, and people are generally diagnosed around age 30. However, women and men are diagnosed equally, and you can be diagnosed at any age. There is so much more that needs to be learned about Crohn's and Colitis. It is a painful disease and for the people who suffer with it, it affects them every day. This is a great week to teach people about Crohn's and Colitis as well as just raise awareness that the disease exists, and the people who have it are not alone. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America has amazing resources and is a wonderful tool for the newly diagnosed as well as veterans of the illness.
They have developed an app for use with iOS, the GI Buddy. It is a free IBD Tracker that can help you stay on track with your IBD treatment. There are so many people who live with Crohn's and Colitis, I hope this week helps them feel less alone and helps raise awareness that they need a cure.