Delesha Miller Carpenter featured in final episode in Autoimmune Disease Series

In the 12th and final episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Piece of the Picture," Ron Falk, MD, interviews Delesha Miller Carpenter, PhD, MSPH, who describes strategies for coping with autoimmune disease, including specific behaviors patients can engage in to help cope with their disease.

Delesha Miller Carpenter featured in final episode in Autoimmune Disease Series click to enlarge Delesha Miller Carpenter, PhD, MSPH
“It’s really important to keep lines of communication open with your spouse or your caregiver or loved ones about what your needs are. Remember that if you don’t express what your needs are, and perhaps you overdo it—you go mow the lawn or you sweep the floor and you end up becoming more fatigued, that can end up being more of a drain on family members than if you were just to ask for help in the first place.”

- Delesha Miller Carpenter, PhD, MSPH

Topics include:

  • Specific self-management strategies
  • Caregivers and support groups
  • Using mobile technology to help manage disease
  • Adolescents & learning to manage chronic illness
  • Taking care of your mental health
  • Conversations with employers about your disease

Visit the Department of Medicine web site to listen or to access the written transcript, and to check out previous episodes. You can also subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

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