Medicine X Story
Working as a medical doctor, I realized that far too many patients are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. There’s a disconnect between the language that doctors use and what everyday people understand. This can make you feel incredibly hopeless and anxious, at what is often a very difficult time in your life.
We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients – regardless of age, gender, culture or condition – should have access to medical information they can understand! Everyone should feel informed and empowered in order to engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions.
This is why Medicine X was created.
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X
About Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained
Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained is here to explain what DG is and what you can do about it. If you think you suffer from DG, take a look.
The Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained story is based on a real person – Stacie! It reflects her story, her experiences and her advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained!
The Medicine X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!
Each of the stories we create is different, so there are experts in the field of Diabetic Gastroparesis that have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot-on in terms of medical information. The experts are gastroenterologists, hepatologists, nurses, and professionals in medical bodies and institutions.
Hey, I’m Stacie! You guessed it… I’ve got Diabetic Gastroparesis, which is why this story is based on my journey. It’s been quite the rollercoaster figuring out Diabetic Gastroparesis. I had symptoms well before I was diagnosed, but even after I had trouble understanding what was going on. I hope my story with Medicine X can help you! Want to hear more from me? Check out the ‘story behind the story’.
Don’t Take Our Word For It!
Here’s what others are saying about the Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained Story and Group
Excellent little story. Informative, and to the point. Well done.
Awesome and right on point!
Information is great.
I enjoyed this very much!
Meet the Xperts
Check out the star-studded line up of experts that have been involved with Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained!
Dr Henry Parkman MD
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
Dr Aaron Vinik MD, PhD, FCP, MACP, FACE
Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School
Carol Rees Parrish MS, RDN
University of Virginia Health System
Dr Marina Basina MD
Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University
Dr. John Amatruda MD
John Amatruda Consulting LLC Professor Adjunct, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Yale University
Professor Michael Horowitz
University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
The IFFGD is a nonprofit education and research organization, whose mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Their work involves many people including patients, families, physicians, nurses, practitioners, investigators, regulators, and employers in order to broaden understanding about GI disorders, support or encourage research, and improve digestive health in the adults and children.
Visit their gastroparesis website at www.aboutgastroparesis.orgiffgd.org
Curious about clinical trials?
We've had a lot of people asking us questions about clinical trials such as: "What are they?," "Why are they important?," and "How can I get involved in one?" Check out this video and others to learn more about clinical trials and the answers to some of these questions.See more videos
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Meet the Creators
Meet the artist and story writer behind Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained!
Josep R. is a Spanish illustrator interested in the Franco-Belgian comics and modern illustration. He studied illustration at the art school of Alcoi and has since contributed work to many comic books and magazines. He started collaborating with Medicine X because he believes in the power of illustration and art. He feels Medicine X because it not only shows the didactic power of illustration and art, but patients can understand their disease and have a laugh along the way.
Shawn deLoache is a Los Angeles based writer for TV, Film, digital, and comics. He’s written everything from gut-wrenching dramas to supernatural comedies, and yet he says “I've found nothing has the same impact as working with Medicine X. I've always thought of stories as a gift. Normally that gift is entertainment, but with Medicine X it's so much more. With Medicine X the stories we're telling, I'm telling, aren't just a gift of entertainment (though I hope they entertain), but of knowledge, of support, of helping people understand their illness and knowing that they're not alone. It's the kind of writing that makes me feel like I'm making a difference, and for that, I am very humbled, proud, and grateful to be a part of the Medicine X family.”
Kindly Supported By
Allergan has been pivotal to bringing the Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained project to everyone. Allergan has long had an interest in the science of diabetic gastroparesis and helping those with the condition through education just like Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained, and through research and development of potential treatments.