In this animation, our patient Maddie explains what Inflammatory Bowel Disease is and how it might affect you. You'll also learn the difference between Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Indeterminate Colitis.
In this animation, Maddie explains the importance of a healthy, balanced diet to patients with IBD. She also discusses MyPlate and nutrition therapy for managing your IBD.
In this animation, our patient Maddie explains how IBD affects things other than your health and offers tips on managing life with inflammatory bowel disease.
In this animation, our patient Nick explains what kinds of tests or procedures are common for kids with IBD.
About one-third of children with IBD have ulcerative colitis and over the past several decades, IBD has become increasingly common.
Being a student with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), can be a stressful experience for children and their parents. Concerns about access to restrooms, missed school days and homework and the general impact of managing a chronic illness within a school setting are common.
Inflammatory Bowel diseases (IBD), which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are chronic inflammatory diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract.
Have you ever wondered if your doctor or member of your medical team would choose the same treatment they recommend to you? What if that treatment were difficult, like following a special diet? For the past three years the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Nationwide Children’s
If you could treat your child’s Crohn’s disease with nutrition therapy instead of medication, would you do it? What if the nutrition therapy mostly involved drinking nutritional shakes instead of eating foods? Well, nutrition therapy is an effective treatment for Crohn’s Disease
Pediatric IBD experts at Nationwide Children's collaborated with physicians from other leading programs to develop a guide known as "The Handbook." This resource combines clinical knowledge about your diagnosis as well as practical tips from parents and kids living with IBD.
All patients are offered an annual, multidisciplinary visit with our nurse practitioner, dietitians, psychology providers and social workers. Learn more about what to expect at your child's visit.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation offers a number of resources to help patients with IBD receive the support they may need.
There are hundreds of support groups for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis throughout the country. Each year, 38 local chapters hold more than 200 support groups, where patients and family members can connect to others living with these diseases.
Do you feel like nobody understands what you're going through after your child's diagnosis? Nationwide Children's Hospital's Connecting Families program can match you with a peer who has gone through what you are going though. Learn more and apply here.
A multidisciplinary team puts themselves on enteral nutrition for a day to gain insights into the patient experience.
Refined procedures, tools and support promote this proven alternative to steroids.
Black children and children insured by Medicaid make more repeat emergency department visits for Crohn’s disease than their white and privately insured peers.