What's the best time to tell someone you're dating (or interested in) about your IBD?
Before you go out
On your first date
In the first few weeks of the relationship
After a few months
Only if/when they ask
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Categories

  • FAQs – From “What is it” to “who gets it,” the lowdown on IBD symptoms, statistics, causes, and research news

  • What Up Doc – Meds and procedures and surgery, oh my! Take a trip to the hospital.

  • How to Deal – Family freak-out and your social scene: managing relationships, friends, protective parents, brothers and sisters

  • Takin' Charge – Be the boss of your IBD with nutrition, fitness, and health (yes, you can eat AND play sports!)

  • A Little Privacy Please – Gotta go? Make a bathroom plan and deal with embarrassing moments. Toilet tips, survival skills and…potty humor.

  • Ups and Downs – Stress or self-esteem: hang on for the IBD rollercoaster ride, and look on the bright side!

  • Holidays – Making your Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, parties and other celebrations food-friendly and fun

  • Guide for Parents – Mom and Dad, get the facts about IBD from diagnosis to normal daily life

  • Guide for Teachers – Helping teachers and school administrators understand the needs of IBD students

  • Guide for Teens - This guide gives you the 411 on how Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis can affect you

  • Pete Learns All About Crohns & Colitis - A colorful comic book that easily explains disease information

  • IBD and Me Activity Book – A book filled with activities and games that can help you learn more about Crohn’s and colitis

  • Pill Swallowing Techniques – Get some tips on ways to help you swallow pills

  • Living Well with Inflammatory Bowel Disease – A self management handbook for patients and families with IBD

  • UC and Crohn’s Digest Archives – Check out past issues of our bimonthly newsletter
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