AbbVie recently partnered with Joy Bauer, a celebrity dietitian and nutrition expert, to raise awareness of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), which is a gastrointestinal (GI) condition.
People who have this condition will be able to use this resource to better understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet when they have this condition.
Bauer, who has been involved in the industry for 25 years, will use her expertise to create a guide that includes nutrition tips as well as health recipes. All of these details will be geared toward EPI patients. The nutrition guide is currently available at www.identifyepi.com/joybauer.
"I am thrilled to partner with AbbVie to educate people with EPI about the important role diet plays in managing the condition," Bauer said. "For as long as I can remember, I've had a true passion for health and a love of food. I firmly believe that you feel better when you eat better."
With EPI, the pancreas cannot create the digestive enzymes to convert food and break it into nutrients. By adjusting their routine and diet, EPI patients can continue to have a healthy lifestyle.
"AbbVie is proud to partner with Joy Bauer on this initiative to help those who suffer or think they may suffer from EPI better understand the relationship between good nutrition and effectively managing their condition," Michael Robinson, head of AbbVie's U.S. and Puerto Rico medical affairs, said. "The guide demonstrates our firm commitment to support patients living with ongoing GI issues and provide individuals with information to help address this under-recognized condition."