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Maybe It's Mito

Could I have mito? Info for Patients

GP’s ROLE

GPs play a pivotal role in diagnosing and managing patients with mitochondrial disease (mito), according to a Sydney neurologist, Dr Christina Liang from Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.

The Maybe it’s Mitochondrial Disease education program is aimed at increasing GP’s awareness and knowledge about mito.

The Mito Foundation believes there are thousands of patients in Australia, who are un- or misdiagnosed and do not have access to the specialist care they desperately need.


AUSTRALIAN DOCTOR MODULE FOR GPs

GPs are invited to complete a module through Australian Doctor, which attracts 2 Category 2 RACGP or 1 core point ACRRM points.

By piecing together the complex puzzle that is mito, you can help improve outcomes for people living with this devastating yet sadly underdiagnosed disease.

The module includes expert video commentary by Professor Carolyn Sue, Director of Neuorgenetics at Royal North Shore Hospital and Director of the Kolling Institute, University of Sydney.

Access the Module


RECOGNISING MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE IN PRIMARY CARE

Maybe It's Mito Infographic


RESOURCES FOR GPs & PATIENTS

Recognising Mito (Download)

This infographic is aimed at GPs and includes information about possible symptoms.



An Introduction to Mito (Download)
(Patient Information Factsheet)

This factsheet outlines possible symptoms and information on management. It can be printed and provided to patients.



TELL YOUR COLLEAGUES ABOUT ‘MAYBE IT’S MITO’

Whether your colleagues know about mito or not, please encourage them to complete the education module. This flyer provides them with the information they need.

Download Promotional Flyer


GP FINDER

The Mito Professionals Directory contains details of health professionals, including GPs, neurologists, neurogeneticists, metabolic disease specialists, and allied health professionals who have experience in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with mitochondrial disease.

The Directory aims to connect patients with health professionals who are familiar with mito.

If you have experience of treating patients with mito, you are invited to join the Mito Professionals Directory. To join, please complete the following form.

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PATIENT SUPPORT

The Mito Foundation provides a variety of support services for people with mito and those awaiting a diagnosis.


 

Find out more about all the support services we offer.

Please encourage your patients to visit www.mito.org.au or more information about our work and support services or contact the Mito Foundation Helpline (1300 977 180 or helpline@mito.org.au).


RESEARCH

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Mito Foundation is funding research with the aim of improving diagnosis, treatments and finding cures.

Learn More About Research


YOUR DONATIONS AT WORK

The Maybe it’s Mito education program was funded thanks to the generous support of the Mito Foundation’s donors. It will have a direct impact on thousands of Australians affected by mito.

 


*Data from The Mitochondrial Disease 2018 Australian PEEK (Patient, Experience, Expectations and Knowledge) study.

** Red flag symptoms can include diabetes, seizures and ‘salt and pepper’ retinopathy. Find out more in our Infographic. Print and take the infographic to your GP to assist in discussion.
Disclaimer

The Maybe it’s Mito content has been produced by Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness in partnership with Australian Doctor Group, with an independent educational grant from the Mito Foundation.