Kentucky Families with Food Allergies
Kentucky Families with Food Allergies is a support group for parents affected by severe food allergies. We are based in Lexington, Kentucky. Our purpose is to give Central Kentucky families the opportunity to network, in order to share ideas and strategies for safely managing life-threatening food allergies. We are associated with the national organization Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE).
We hold support group meetings four times per year. If you would like to contact us, or be added to our contact list, please e-mail us at: KyFoodAllergies@gmail.com
For a summary of past support group meetings, please see Past Meetings page.
Next Meeting - Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. Lexington Public Library's Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way
Come and meet other parents who share your situation, and get an update on the latest food allergy news affecting our state.
EpiPen Price Increase Issue
Please contact your U.S. Senators and Representatives
I am sure you have been following the controversy regarding the high cost of EpiPens. If your family is like mine, you didn't need the news media to tell you that you were paying much to much for this medication!
Soon there will be important hearings in both the House and Senate, and the food allergy community needs our help. Please go to www.foodallergy.org and read about the upcoming meetings, and then let Congress know that the current situation is unacceptable! Thank you!
New Instructions for EpPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors:
The following is from FARE's Blog regarding new patient instructions.
For epinephrine auto-injectors, including EpiPen®and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors:
- Hold patient’s leg and limit movement during administration
- Patients should seek medical care if they develop signs or symptoms of infection at the injection site
For EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr®Auto-Injectors only:
- Injection hold time reduced from 10 seconds to 3 seconds
For more information, consult your pharmacist or prescribing healthcare provider.
The information provided on this website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between the patient and his/her existing physician. Consult your physician for medical advice. Kentucky Families with Food Allergies will not be responsible for any action taken by individuals as a result of information distributed by this group in any form.
This website is made possible through a community grant from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)