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About IBD Podcast 13 – Growing Up IBD with Brian Greenberg

Being diagnosed with IBD as a child presents special challenges for kids and for parents. Learn how Brian Greenberg of Intense Intestines Foundation dealt with a Crohn’s disease diagnosis at a young age and transitioned from being a child reliant on parents to help manage his IBD to learning how to manage it all himself.


2:15: Brian spent a lot of time in detention as a kid!
3:15: The hardest part of going to school with IBD.
5:00: Brian’s first resection: at 21.
7:00: Deciding to get an ostomy and what that meant for the future.
9:00: How an ostomy and a Ken butt made life better.
11:00: The misunderstandings that can happen when your peers don’t understand about IBD.
14:00: Why do people not just ask about why a person may appear sick?
16:00: How Brian manages to stay active with Crohn’s disease.
16:30: How being active can help with the mental aspects of coping with IBD.
17:34: Why distractions can actually be beneficial at times.
19:00: One of the things Brian has done that maybe is a little risky. But super fun.
19:40: How Brian managed an aggressive medication schedule in the 90s.
20:20: Brian’s experience in transitioning from parents managing everything IBD to him managing it himself.

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