Thyroid patients are protesting current treatment guidelines for the treatment of thyroid disease. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American Thyroid Association (ATA) issued these guidelines in September of 2012.
Thousands of thyroid patients are overwhelming the Facebook pages of the AACE and ATA, and signing the petition initiated by ThyroidChange, an international patient advocacy group. Each patient is demanding that the current guidelines be changed to reflect updated methods of diagnosis and varied treatment options.
Michelle Bickford and Denise Rodriguez, co-founders of ThyroidChange, challenge that current guidelines are keeping too many people unnecessarily sick. “Millions of people have thyroid disease, yet many go undiagnosed,”
ThyroidChange unites patient advocacy groups in an effort to gain better care for thyroid disease patients and to raise awareness of this widespread problem. ThyroidChange also aims to work with medical associations in order to create a unified standard of care for thyroid patients to increase patient access to effective, modern treatment.
Please help this effort by visiting www.ThyroidChange.org (http://www.google.com/