Patient Education Literature
Finding safe and reliable information on Inflammatory Bowel Disease can be hard. Often times internet searches can lead us down a rabbit hole of wasted time and resources leading to faux cures and many grievances. For this reason the NACCTT has embarked on our Patient Education project. We write and produce IBD related literature in the form of reader friendly, information pamphlets specifically on issues of; medication, diet, fertility, surgery, related cancer and depression. These information pamphlets are tailored to patients living in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.
It is our hope that by providing this information resource to patients that it will shave valuable time off the doctor- patient visits at the public clinics and take some of the strain off of our already overcrowded health care system in T&T.
All our information is assessed and approved by our Team of Medics before distribution and is constantly updated and revised to meet the needs of the patient.
Click the links below to download NACCTT Literature on IBD. All documents are in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format.
(some pamphlets are still in developmental stages and have not yet been produced)
FOOD/ SYMPTOM DIARY DAILY TEMPLATE
The purpose of this diary is to help patients record their symptoms and food intake in an easy, stress free format. It can be used to trace patterns and help determine what food or medications are linked to certain symptoms. Since each patient is different it is a reliable way to determine specific trigger foods and safe foods and is a useful tool in helping tailor a customized diet solution. This diary can be taken to doctor’s appointments and used to determine if specific medications are working and when considering treatment plans that are right for each patient. IBD patients can print copies of the template below and use them to continue to keep track of their food intake and symptoms.
DIET AND IBD PAMPHLETS
The Student Association for Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND), UWI has collaborated with the NACCTT and produced a series on pamphlets on IBD and nutrition.
NOTE: WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OFFER MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR NUTRITIONAL ADVICE.