Jackie ZimmermanPatient Advocate
Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears. Jackie has worked hard to become a strong voice in the patient advocacy community. In her free time (what free time?!) she spends time with her two rescue pups, her husband Adam and plays roller derby. She’s online @JackieZimm.
Latest by Jackie Zimmerman
When you have multiple sclerosis, you know that flare-ups are inevitable. But when they strike seemingly out of the blue after a long remission, the blow can feel twice as hard.
When you’re in the midst of a flare or stuck in a rut with your ulcerative colitis, it can be hard to think positive. But these UC vets are here to let you know that it does get better.
These cool mobility devices can be an excellent option for people with earlier forms of multiple sclerosis, helping you do more and go farther.
These patient-approved MS influencers are guaranteed to make your day on the 'gram a little brighter!
Daters with multiple sclerosis share personal advice on effective communication, fighting fatigue, and opening your heart to love.
Living with IBD can make eating a daily challenge—but it didn’t stop this man from making his passion for food a career.
It’s hard enough having UC, but being a woman with the disease can bring unique challenges. Here’s what a GI doc wants you to know.
Living with UC means putting your health first. Here's how to set healthy boundaries with friends, family, and co-workers to keep your IBD under control.
Follow these great suggestions on ways educate your friends about life with IBD, so you can feel more comfortable and get the support you need.