AACE/ATA Social Media Protest
ThyroidChange is encouraging thyroid patients everywhere to comment on their thoughts about the inadequate American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) treatment guidelines on the Facebook pages of the ATA and AACE.
This grass-roots social media protest began after the recent posts by the ATA and AACE which promote their substandard 2012 Guidelines for Hypothyroidism. HUNDREDS of patients have been speaking out on the Facebook pages of these organizations, sharing their stories, and demanding that these mandating organizations set new standards for thyroid disease care.
Please continue to comment on the Facebook pages of the AACE and ATA! We need to keep our voices strong! They are listening, and the AACE has even issued a public statement stating that they appreciate our feedback. ThyroidChange also wrote a letter to the ATA and the AACE, in response to their treatment guidelines that you can read here.
DIRECTIONS: If you have Facebook, please tell the ATA and AACE how you feel about their treatment guidelines that encourage TSH-only testing and treatment with Levothyroxine (T4) only. Take a few minutes to write something that explains how their emphasis on the TSH test and Levothyroxine (T4) only treatment has impacted your life and health. Write as little or as much as you want. JUST WRITE! The way to do this is to post your comment on the first link below and then "copy & paste" it on the other 3 links:
ATA Facebook Post Regarding Their 2012 Guidelines: www.facebook.com/ThyroidAssociation/posts/228435853958522
ATA Facebook Main Wall: www.facebook.com/ThyroidAssociation
AACE Facebook Post Regarding TSH Supremacy: www.facebook.com/TheAACE/posts/757086797712215?comment_id=2587944¬if_t=like
AACE Facebook Main Wall: www.facebook.com/TheAACE