Management of these chronic digestive diseases is the role of both patients and care providers. Together with patients' associations - François Aupetit Association (AFA) for IBDs and the French Association of Gluten Intolerance (AFDIAG), both partners of the foundation - DigestScience is active in numerous areas: therapeutic education, patient information, promotion of sport, patient resocialization, etc.
Having initiated therapeutic education in Northern France, the DigestScience foundation works for its development. The objective is to help every patient understand their disease (how the digestive tract works, how their disease progresses, etc), organize their everyday life, improve their quality of life (work, sport, fatigue, stress, sexuality, etc), and benefit from the different types of care and treatments (therapeutic compliance, adverse effects, surgery, etc).
With the help of digestive disease specialists, the DigestScience foundation organizes collective workshops for therapeutic education.
Therapeutic Education Workshops
- Workshop "My disease, how do I talk about it? "
- Workshop "My treatment, how do I get my bearings?"
- Coming soon: workshop about nutrition in IBDs
Through workshops and conferences, with topics ranging from dietetics in real life for gluten intolerant people to managing the growth of children with IBD, these information events are an opportunity for sharing and testifying.
Eating "gluten-free" meals in catering services
DigestScience participates in an information and awareness campaign conducted by the French Association of Gluten Intolerance (AFDIAG) and aimed at caterers.
These highly instructive documents, a guide and a poster, address many issues such as foods allowed/to check/to avoid, substitute ingredients, how to read the labels, best practice rules to avoid contamination in the kitchen, etc.
How about taking up sport (again)?
The DigestScience Sport Team and the public sport events of the foundation, in which many digestive disease patients participate, aim at encouraging patients to do sport, whatever their level.