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Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Double Dose of Chronic Illness: Living With Multiple Conditions

Living with a chronic illness is hard but living with two is an even bigger challenge. But if you’re like me, you’ve been saddled with diseases that aren’t going anywhere. So what do you do? I think all you really can do is check your attitude and let yourself feel all the feels that you need to. That is basically what I do every day and... Read moreChevron

Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Malnutrition in Childhood IBD

Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are at an increased risk for nutritional complications because they are in a state of constant growth.  At the onset of diagnosis, most children with IBD have some kind of nutritional deficiency.  In the 25 percent of patients diagnosed before age 18 approximately 85 percent of those with Crohn's... Read moreChevron

posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Diagnosing IBD in Children

Children are one of the fastest growing groups of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients.  It is unclear as to whether this is due to an actual increase in patients or better diagnostic procedures.  Either way, if your child had IBD there can be a long period between the onset of symptoms and an accurate diagnosis.  This is due to the... Read moreChevron

posted 08/18/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Nutrient Deficiencies in Children with IBD

There are a wide array of nutrient deficiencies found in pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients.  Some of which are due to inadequate intake, malabsorption and disease activity.  Insuring healthy meals when your child is not in a flare-up can help to replenish some of the nutrients needed for a Read moreChevron

posted 08/07/2014, comments (0)|
Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Do’s and Don’ts of Being an IBD Caregiver

Dear Caregiver,

 

You’re great. No, really, you’re so great for taking care of your loved one when they need you the most. Maybe you’re an experienced caregiver and maybe this is your first time. Either way, there are a few things that your patient might want you to know, but is too afraid to vocalize. Please remember how... Read moreChevron

posted 07/30/2014, comments (0)|

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