S3E10: The Cushie Effect : A Life with Cushing’s Disease- Part Two 

Continuing our conversation with warrior, Jewel Dukes. After experiencing unexplained, rapid weight gain, extreme fatigue, mini-strokes and various other symptoms in 2021, Jewel began the difficult journey to find her proper diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease. This rare condition required pituitary surgery and caused her to become adrenally insufficient. Two major adrenal crises, several ER visits, and other health complications and comorbidities such as Lipedema, Arthritis, Sickle Cell Trait, and Spinal Stenosis soon followed. Tune in to Part Two as Jewel discusses her best treatment options, her suggestions for the recently diagnosed and her wish for others to understand about living with Cushing’s Disease and other rare conditions including the Rare Compassion Program. This program offers a unique opportunity for rare disease patients to share their experience with a medical student. To learn more about The Rare Compassion Program, go  https://globalgenes.org/participate/rare-compassion-program/ and to learn more about Jewel Dukes, go to her social media @thelipedemacushie on Instagram and @Jewel Dukes on Facebook. 

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