Creatine Community Blog

08Nov 2023

“No Limits” — Lacy

One of the hardest things about learning your child has a disability is the limits that are put on their life. The hopes and dreams you have for them change in an instant. However, once you take a moment to understand what it all means, things come into focus. The shattered pieces that you pick up and and put back together make a beautiful picture that you never would have imagined. 

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15Aug 2023

Prolonged QTc, Long QT Syndrome and CCDS: Q&A with Dr. Mark Levin

Dr. Mark Levin is a board certified pediatric cardiologist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI), and has gained experience working with Creatine Transporter Deficiency (CTD) patients through his work on the Vigilan Observational Study. Dr. Levin presented at the 2021 CCDS Virtual Conference on “Cardiac Abnormalities in Patients and Animal Models of Creatine Transporter Deficiency” and a video of his presentation is available on the ACD YouTube channel.

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27May 2023

“Giant Boxes for Giant Walks” – Faith, ACD Programs Coordinator

I wish I had taken a photo of the boxes that took over my home back in the summer of 2021. At the time I was living in a tiny apartment in downtown Salt Lake City. It was my first Walk for Strength with ACD. How many boxes does it take to transport 700 shirts? I remember asking myself. Surely, it won’t be that big of a deal. Sweet, innocent Faith. Continue reading

24Mar 2023

Reflections on the CCDS EL-PFDD

By Celeste Graham, ACD Director of Education

I had always thought of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a very high-level governmental agency that oversees all things safety and effectiveness, related to food, beverages, supplements, and medications… so high-level and inaccessible that they really didn’t have any interactions with the general public. Continue reading

05Nov 2022

“Awareness” – Lacy

I find myself thinking a lot about awareness. It has been a buzzword in our lives for the past five years since we found out that Jacob has Creatine Transporter Deficiency. It is a diagnosis we never thought we would get mainly because we had never even heard of it. Continue reading

 

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