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For people living with IBD, finding trustworthy information isn't always easy. That’s why we've put together this growing library of resources that can help you better understand your disease and how it fits into your life. Select a topic below to start exploring.

IBD 101

Looking for easy-to-understand info? Start here to get the lowdown on IBD.


Explore resources that could help put your mind at ease.


Got questions about your diet? Here's some information about what should go in your gut.


Your doctor is your co-pilot, so here's some help making sure you’re on the right track together.


Navigating the costs of IBD can be a challenge. These resources can help simplify things.


The IBD community is just waiting to help you. See what organizations are out there!


If you're worried about Covid-19, you're not alone. Get the facts here.


Here are some resources to help you make a plan for family planning.

IBD 101

Understanding Your IBD

So, what's really going on inside your body? Get the inside scoop from our Understanding Your IBD page.

IBD Starter Guide PDF.

IBD Starter Guide

After getting diagnosed, it's important to learn more about your disease. Sign up to get a free IBD Starter Guide delivered right to your inbox.

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Other IBD 101 Resources

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation has an in-depth guide to navigating life as a newly-diagnosed IBD patient.

These guides on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis from the Mayo Clinic go into detail about symptoms and complications.

Wondering what IBD symptoms (including your stools) can look like? Check out the visual signs of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

CDPATH shows adult patients with Crohn's disease their potential individualized risk of developing a serious disease complication* within a 3-year period. Offered at no cost to eligible patients.

*CDPATH defines serious complications for patients with Crohn's disease as any fistulas or strictures in your bowels or any surgery in your bowels other than the area in or around the anus.

Mental Health and Wellness

Check in on your Mental Health

Learn about how your mental health can be impacted by IBD (and vice versa) with this article from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.


Get Mental Health Tips

These tips can help you better manage your mental health when living with IBD.


Diet and Nutrition

Managing Your IBD

IBD happens in your gut, so it should be no surprise that certain foods can impact your personal experience.

Our Managing Your IBD page has information on foods you may want to avoid and other nutrition tips.


Other Diet and Nutrition Resources

Certain foods may be a trigger for your symptoms. Learn more about diet and nutrition in this resource from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

You and Your Doctor

Talking to Your Doctor

Explaining everything that’s going on inside your body to your doctor isn’t easy. Our tips can help make it a little easier.


Other Doctor Resources

Our easy-to-use tool can help you find a gastroenterologist, or GI, near you.

Dive Even Deeper into LIFE WITH IBD

Now that you're up to speed on IBD, here are some additional resources we think you'll find helpful, including financial and community support.

Financial Support

Get details from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation on what your health insurance might cover and how to manage the cost of treatment.

Got questions about life insurance while living with IBD? Policy Genius has you covered.

Healthline has tips for managing expenses for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

NeedyMeds is a free, non-profit search tool that can help you find financial assistance for IBD medications.

Get connected with the
IBD Community

Patient Ambassador Program

This program was designed with you in mind. A team member will help you learn how to manage and navigate your IBD.

Living with IBD Podcast Series

Hear how other people with IBD live their lives in this podcast series. The episodes range from discussion about IBD and diagnosis to disease management, and even sensitive topics such as IBD in the bedroom.

Click on your favorite podcast app below to start listening now, and keep an eye out for more episodes coming soon!

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Other IBD Community Resources

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation has tips for building your own supportive community.

IBD and COVID-19

Got questions about IBD and COVID-19 vaccines? UChicago Medicine has the answers.

Here are some important tips from the Centers for Disease Control to avoid getting sick from COVID-19.

IBD and Pregnancy

This fact sheet from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation can help you understand what to expect when planning for a family.

Get a deep dive into topics such as fertility, genetics, and breastfeeding when living with IBD from UpToDate.

IBDMoms is a safe space for mothers with IBD to share their experiences with each other.

The content on this page has been written and approved by Takeda. LAST UPDATED/REVIEWED ON DECEMBER 2022