Ulcerative ColitisLiving With

How to Talk to Your Friends About Your Ulcerative Colitis

two women in cafe talking
Christin Hume

Pole Vault against Blue Sky

Sharing About UC: Keep It High Level at First

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Give Friends the Facts About UC

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Joseph Pearson

Treat Close Friends Like Family

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Matheus Ferrero

Don't Be Afraid to State the Obvious About UC

Comforting friend.

Be Honest About Your Emotions

Holding friends hand

Learn to Be Vulnerable With Others

Comforting hands

Ask for Help When You Need It

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Vince Fleming

Encourage Questions About UC

Group of close friends.

Try Not to Let Negative Reactions Get to You

Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman


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.