What people with IBD should know

I'm often asked, “What would you tell someone recently diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?” So, this is what I think you should know! Look out for clickable links in this blog, leading to more detailed information! For many, a definitive diagnosis is a massive relief after a long period of being unwell. This does not mean that acceptance is easy, after all, you have just been diagnosed with a chronic disease which has no cure. Do NOT panic, we’ve got this, life is not over! It is worth pointing out that no two IBD patients’ lives are the same. The disease does not always manifest in the same way, and the fact that a treatment works for one person does not mean it will work for another. This makes IBD notoriously difficult to treat. That said, some IBD patients may have one flare, find the right medication straight away and never have another, and that is fantastic! For the rest of us, being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis may mea

KTMY | The Chronically Living Series: Sahara, Founder of #IBDSuperHeroes

Blog feature:

Last year I launched Chronically Living, a community of people looking to live WELL with a chronic illness. I wanted to widen the community, and do a spotlight series on some inspiring people who are living with chronic illnesses, but not letting it stop them.

The first interview is with Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford who founded the awareness project, IBDSuperhereos and is an IBD patient expert.

Sahara is such an interesting woman and does amazing things to connect IBD patients and raise money and awareness to help fight the disease.

Check out the interview here!