May 19, 2011 marked the second annual World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day. In honour of this special occasion, a group of Canadians living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis joined forces to launch Gut Inspired. This Canadian group has been developed by patients for patients, working together with community partners to inform the public about IBD and reduce the stigma associated with digestive disease. The group encourages other individuals living with IBD to become informed patients and an active member of their healthcare team. Gut Inspired believes that you can live free with IBD, if you learn about the disease, educate yourself about treatments available to you and ask your healthcare team informed questions.
Check out www.youtube.com/gutinspired and get inspired!