The “First Treatable CMT Disease” is Neither CMT Nor a Disease
CMT-related research may truly do away with CMT disease first by eliminating or updating how naming and classification works in neurological pathology.
Conference Videos Worth Watching
The 2022 CMT Patient and Research Summit has all its session recordings online now. These are mostly research-oriented, but not all. It’s good to see a few sessions on therapy and things you can do for yourself, in addition to the research focused on specific CMT subtypes. Of note: CMT is a Multi-System Disease by…
CMTA Toronto Upcoming Events • CMT Awareness Month • Learning to slow down and attend to your needs • Existential anxiety
The Toronto chapter of the CMTA has regular meetings and events that can be joined remotely with Zoom. On Saturday, September 24 from 1-3pm EST their guest speaker will be Shannon Hardy, owner of Academy Foot Clinic and a trained podiatrist. Shannon will be speaking about foot care and the importance of seeing a chiropodist/podiatrist.…
Disease, Depression, and Family Denial
CMT and other hideable/hidden diseases may often be denied by the people closest to you — a potentially devastating, psychologically defeating, and depressing, gaslit reality that is toxic and abusive.
New Canadian CMT Resources
At some point I’d like to create a page of CMT resources in Canada just to present that all in one place. If you have anything or anyone you think should be on the list, please let me know! 📣
A new discovery of a genetic cause (and likely cure) for a previously unknown subtype of CMT2
Published in Nature Genetics last month, the INC group’s findings are a big deal, and there is a really cool story from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine about how the research team came together.
CMT in Canada
There are not a lot of Canadian groups and resources organized for people with CMT. How can we build this community?
In the past the norm was we didn’t get a diagnosis, so family and friends just shrugged it off and called us “clumsy” or pretended nothing was wrong. I hope this is an outlier experience, but I was pushed into sports, like track and cross country, in high school when my feet and ankles became…