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How to Create a Food and Symptom Diary for Ulcerative Colitis

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Woman writing in a food diary.
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Woman writing food library on a laptop.
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Pick the platform


Notepad to write down a food log.
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Choose your tools


Man thinking and scratching his head.
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Determine what to track


Man writing in calendar book.
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Decide how often to track


Breakfast lunch and dinner.
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Create helpful categories


List of goals in a notebook.
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Set a goal


Woman writing in a journal.
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Get tracking


Working together on a list.
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Review your data


Woman talking to her doctor by a window.
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Share with your care team


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Reevaluate


Mandy Patterson

Mandy Patterson

Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

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