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We talked to people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease (not helped enough by usual treatments), as well as active psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis about the topics that affect them most. Watch as some share their experiences and insights.

The patients featured in these videos share their experience of living with a chronic condition. Please note that these stories are not meant to represent patient experiences with any specific treatment. The patient may or may not be taking a UCB product.

  • Facing Your Fears

    Facing Your Fears

     

    Dealing with the unknown is a great source of anxiety. As patients learn what to expect, they also learn how to overcome their fears.

  • Getting Past the First Injection

    Getting Past the First Injection

     

    Everyone finds a different way to get through that first injection and make injectable treatment part of everyday life. What matters most is that they do, in fact, find a way.

  • The Power of Positive Thinking

    The Power of Positive Thinking

     

    Chronic disease can change a lot about patients’ lives, but it doesn’t have to change who they are. When they think positively, these patients are taking a stand and taking control of their own lives.

  • Fitting RA Into Life

    Fitting RA Into Life

     

    Little adjustments can make a big difference when learning how to live with a chronic condition. By finding creative ways to live with moderate to severe RA, people find ways to feel more in control.

  • Receiving Injections at the Doctor Office

    Receiving Injections at the Doctor's Office

     

    Your physician may decide that it’s best to have your injection administered at her or his office.

  • Diet and Exercise Are Important

    Diet and Exercise Are Important

     

    As chronic disease attacks the body, some people fight back by staying active and maintaining a positive attitude. You should consult your doctor before starting, stopping or modifying a diet or exercise program.

  • Treatment Support

    Treatment Support

     

    Treatment for chronic conditions can seem like a daunting, ongoing expense. Fortunately, there are ways to find financial support and make everyday care more affordable.

  • Finding Great Resources Online

    Finding Great Resources Online

     

    Working with doctors and healthcare professionals is an important part of managing a chronic condition, but a wealth of information and support is also available at the touch of a button.

  • Never Underestimate the Importance of Family

    Never Underestimate the Importance of Family

     

    From the people we grow up with to the ones we live with every day, family knows us better than anyone else—especially when it comes to knowing how and when to be there for us.

  • The Emotional Side of Self-Injecting

    The Emotional Side of Self-Injecting

     

    A lot of emotions can arise when faced with self-injecting a medicine. Many find that good training, patience, and a positive attitude can help to overcome the emotional hurdles.

Let's Talk Podcast

Let’s Talk is an audio series for caregivers and patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, active ankylosing spondylitis, and moderate to severe active Crohn’s disease in patients who have not been helped enough by usual treatments. It is proudly brought to you by UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company. UCB is passionate about helping patients and their families with severe chronic diseases.

Navigating insurance coverage and patient support

Is it covered? That’s a common question for people on biologics. We talked to a mom who also happens to be a nurse. She offers some advice based on her own experience with a chronic illness and helping her daughter seek prescription coverage for the same condition. Then, you’ll get some helpful tips from a patient support specialist and a practicing rheumatologist.


Let’s talk about sleep

For people with a chronic illness, and their caregivers, getting enough sleep can be difficult. Listen as we talk to a couple about how sleep issues can affect a relationship. You’ll hear from a sleep specialist who provides some insight into the importance of sleep and helpful tips on how to get more. You’ll also get a physician’s perspective on sleep and chronic illness. Then, some caregivers offer their advice. Note: You should consult your doctor before starting, stopping or modifying a diet or exercise program.


Patients

We talked to people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease (not helped enough by usual treatments), as well as active psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis about the topics that affect them most. Watch as some share their experiences and insights.

The patients featured in these videos share their experience of living with a chronic condition. Please note that these stories are not meant to represent patient experiences with any specific treatment. The patient may or may not be taking a UCB product.

  • Magda

     

    Magda is married with a young adult son. She was initially diagnosed with a chronic condition in 2009. She enjoys physical activities such as swimming, which she continues to pursue on and off whenever she can.

  • Kelly patient video

    Kelly

     

    Kelly is married and has 2 teenage children. She has been living with a chronic condition since 2010. She is an active stay-at-home mom who is very involved in her children’s extracurricular activities.

  • Ahwat patient video

    Ahwat

     

    Ahwat has been living with a chronic condition since 2011. He feels his chronic condition has forced him to become emotionally stronger and more aware. He is extremely thankful for the emotional support his wife provides.

  • Walter patient video

    Walter

     

    Walter is 58 years old and has been living with a chronic condition since 2009. He loves being around his family, including his son, and is looking forward to retirement.

  • Arlene patient video

    Arlene

     

    Arlene is 48 and has been living with a chronic condition since 2005. She has 2 adult children, has 2 dogs, and is helping raise her 4 grandchildren. She admits living with a chronic condition and following a treatment plan can be a lot to deal with, but with perseverance and goal setting, it can be manageable.

  • Joan patient video

    Joan

     

    Joan has been living with a chronic condition since 2005, but wasn’t officially diagnosed until 2010. Although her lifestyle has changed a bit, she has continued to work and still enjoys life. She’s grateful for family and friends who are both helpful and understanding. She enjoys antiquing in her spare time.

  • Heidi patient video

    Heidi

     

    Heidi was diagnosed with a chronic condition in 1989 at the age of 19. She’s a working mom with 2 teenage boys and a very busy household. She relies on her close-knit family who lives nearby.


Navigating insurance coverage and patient support

Is it covered? That’s a common question for people on biologics. We talked to a mom who also happens to be a nurse. She'll offer some advice based on her own experience with a chronic illness and with helping her daughter seek prescription coverage for the same condition.

Dr. Jeffrey Stark is a practicing rheumatologist as well as the head of Rheumatology Medical Affairs at UCB.

Advice from Experts
A Caregiver's Perspective

Facing the financial realities of chronic illness

A financial advisor, practicing rheumatologist, and experienced caregivers talk about the impact chronic illness can have on a family’s finances and offer advice on tackling the issue head-on.

Dr. Jeffrey Stark is a practicing rheumatologist as well as the head of Rheumatology Medical Affairs at UCB.

Advice from Experts
A Caregiver's Perspective

Let's talk about sleep

A sleep specialist defines sleep, emphasizes the importance of it for patients and caregivers alike, and offers some tips for falling asleep. Then, a practicing rheumatologist shares how patients can deal with a chronic illness or treatment that is getting in the way of quality sleep.

Dr. Jeffrey Stark is a practicing rheumatologist as well as the head of Rheumatology Medical Affairs at UCB.

Advice from Experts
A Caregiver's Perspective

Navigating the emotional challenges of chronic illness

A yoga instructor, a caring husband, a practicing rheumatologist, and other caregivers share their advice on dealing with the emotional side of supporting a loved one with a chronic illness.

Dr. Jeffrey Stark is a practicing rheumatologist as well as the head of Rheumatology Medical Affairs at UCB.

Advice from Experts
A Caregiver's Perspective

Chronic illness and family dynamics

An understanding mother, a supportive son and brother, and a practicing rheumatologist offer some insight into the strength a family can bring to a demanding situation

Dr. Jeffrey Stark is a practicing rheumatologist as well as the head of Rheumatology Medical Affairs at UCB.

Advice from Experts
A Caregiver's Perspective
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Patient support includes: $0 co-paya program (for eligible patients), nurse support, injection training, sharps syringe disposal, insurance coordination, and medication reminders.

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