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2016: A Year In Review

As many of you probably know, every week we post a different poll to hear back from the people who matter most in the community – YOU!

So, with 2016 almost behind us, we thought it would be fun to share highlights from some of our popular polls and articles from the past year, such as: what you wish more people knew about IBD, frustrating symptoms of IBD and some of the life experiences that have been affected by IBD. We always try to keep a pulse on the community and gauge what topics are of most interest to you all, and luckily, our phenomenal team of advocates choose awesome article topics too!

So, out of all of the polls taken and articles read throughout 2016, here are some of the most popular:


One of the most frustrating and under-appreciated symptoms of IBD.


Here are some of the popular articles we’ve published on this topic:

Dating and Relationships

Whether you’re in a committed romantic relationship, currently in the dating scene, or managing close friendships and family, relationships with a chronic illness can be tough.


These articles seemed to be of special interest to many in this area:

Food Triggers

Triggers are different for everyone! (A concept that many non-IBDers don’t seem to fully understand). Some can’t handle vegetables, some have a hard time with fried food, and some can’t even identify their “bad foods!” Everyone is unique!


These articles were popular both with IBDers and their friends/family:

Managing Housework

As many of you have said in our forums and on our Facebook page, IBD makes it very difficult to “adult” and managing housework is a big part of that!


One of these articles provides tips, and the others are more focused on individual experiences:

Joint Inflammation

IBD does not just affect the bowels!!! As an autoimmune disease, it can have profound effects on the joints, organs, skin, eyes, you name it!


This topic is always a popular one since there is so little discussion of it:

And those were some of the big topics this past year. What do you hope to read about and discuss in 2017? Our advocates love writing about the topics that mean the most to you – so feel free to share your thoughts!