December 2020
Happy Holidays!

The Gout Education Society is committed to raising public awareness of gout. The Society arms healthcare professionals, like you, with resources to share with patients and staffand provides access to the most up-to-date research and information about gout and treatment options.

As with any holiday, it's important to educate your gout patients on the foods and beverages that may trigger their flares. However, it's more important to check their uric acid (UA) levels and remind them that changing their diet alone is not typically enough to help with lowering UA levels. Most patients will need to be on daily, UA-lowering medications.

Just like St. Nick checks his list twice, remind your patients to check their uric acid levels twice per year and aim for 6.0 mg/dL or below. They can use our handy "Go For Six" Score Card to keep track of their UA levels and the dates of when they were checked. You can also help them say goodbye to gout by working with them to find the right treatment options for their lifestyle.

Visit to download our resources and educational gout cartoons.
Did You Miss Our Roundtable Webinar on Gout & Renal Health? Check it Out On-demand!
In November ,we hosted a live roundtable webinar on the link between gout and renal health, featuring esteemed rheumatologists and nephrologists. Members from renal health nonprofit organizations also joined in on the discussion to share how they provide education on this topic.

Download Now! Featured Educational Fact Sheet:
Medical Advice for Patients with Gout
Download and print this fact sheet so your patients understand what happens during a gout flare and how treatment can help. If you don't mind waiting until we can ship copies to your office (free of charge within the United States), let us know what you need.

Help Patients Find Better Gout Treatment Faster!
If you haven't already, we encourage you to sign up for the Gout Specialists Network (GSN)! The GSN aims to provide gout patients with faster and better access to care from experts, like you. 
Joining the Gout Specialists Network is simple:

  1. To sign up, visit Joining is free of charge.
  2. After you register, update your profile page with information about you, your practice and more.
  3. Enjoy ongoing access to the latest gout information, research and continuing education.

As a member, you can choose to make your practice and professional information available to patients through a medical professional locatorhelping those with gout find qualified medical professionals in their area.
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