A central hub of resources has been collated to help you understand and manage mito. Here you will find practical information on a wide range of topics via fact sheets, videos, expert presentations and third party resources. Search on a specific topic or view the resources of particular relevance for newly diagnosed, medical professionals, adults or parents and children.
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Link to Medical Information Booklet for General Practitioners Fact Sheet

Medical Information Booklet for General Practitioners

Fact Sheet

This booklet provides medical professional with a comprehensive guide to mito to better understand the illness, diagnosis process and management of mito.

Link to Sample Letter to Your Child's Teacher Webpage

Sample Letter to Your Child's Teacher

Webpage

This template letter removes the stress of knowing how to communicate your child’s condition with their school. Use it to help your child receive the support they need at school.

Link to Considerations for Mito Patients Undergoing Surgery Fact Sheet

Considerations for Mito Patients Undergoing Surgery

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explores what you need to consider if you are about to undergo surgery. Anaesthetic can cause complications so it’s best to consult a mitochondrial disease specialist.

Link to The Psychological Impacts of Mito Fact Sheet

The Psychological Impacts of Mito

Fact Sheet

A diagnosis of mit for you or a loved one can be very stressful and may leave you experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions. This fact sheets provides assistance to navigate these emotions.

Link to Mitochondrial Disease Update: Testing and Treating Video

Mitochondrial Disease Update: Testing and Treating

Video

In this video, Dr Matthew Lynch (Senior Neurology Fellow) provides an update on the developments in mito treatment and testing.

Link to Patient Pathways Program Introduction Video

Patient Pathways Program Introduction

Video

Michele Hemmings (Patient Pathways Telehealth Nurse) introduces the Patient Pathways Program and shares why members of the mito community can benefit from accessing this service. To learn more, please call our Helpline on 1300 977 180 or email helpline@mito.org.au

Link to Genetic Counselling for Mitochondrial Disease Fact Sheet

Genetic Counselling for Mitochondrial Disease

Fact Sheet

Genetic counselling provides you and your family with information about the nature, inheritance, and implications of genetic disorders to help you make informed medical and personal decisions.

Link to Making Health and Medical Decisions Fact Sheet

Making Health and Medical Decisions

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet discusses advocacy services for health, disability and other services. It provides information about advance care planning and appointing a Power of Attorney.

Link to Genetic Testing for Mitochondrial Disease Fact Sheet

Genetic Testing for Mitochondrial Disease

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explains the purpose of genetic testing for mito. It details what is tested, the potential costings and the meaning of the test results.

Link to Supporting Your Child at School Fact Sheet

Supporting Your Child at School

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides tips to support your child’s school life. Everything from nutrition to communicating with your child’s school is included here.