I found it interesting that when I read about this observance, they directed it toward children. Whomever wrote the piece for NationalDayCalendar.com said: “Over 90% of children do not understand their disease or chronic illness. We often resist what we don’t understand. Children skip medications and treatments. As a result, their condition worsens and treatments are less effective and outcomes worsen. Interactive programs in fun, friendly environments offer a way for children to learn about their conditions.” I say, this is true for many people, despite their age.ORIGINAL POST: NATIONAL DISEASE LITERACY MONTH by J.M. Northup | Sep 17, 2021
Use this month for education. Celebrate this observance by learning about your health and that of those you love, whether ill or not. It will only enrich your life and give you power over your destiny. If you or someone you care for is sick, it will give you insight into ways that may aid in treatment, care, or just to offer better support.
Knowledge is power and understanding about one’s chronic illness is vital. More so, it is an important aspect of the overall patient care. If you don’t know what’s happening with your body, you may not know the right things to tell your medical staff or what treatment options you have available or should attempt. September’s a time to encourage people to become more aware and educated about their own health.ORIGINAL POST: SEPTEMBER IS DISEASE LITERACY MONTH by J.M. Northup | Sep 3, 2022