Tag: chronic disease

IBD vs IBS

There has been some controversy around the disease categories IBD and IBS, and I wanted to address it with a commentary from someone who has been in these kind of discussions across the life sciences field.

Reflections on 2021

2021 has been a blur of a year for many. Some say it feels like an extension of 2020, but I tend to disagree.

Why IBDLyfe Means So Much to Me

My story begins in 2011, when my then 13-year-old son first entered the children’s hospital for complications …

The call of disease

The call you will likely hear resound when illness comes is a battle cry. Fight. Beat. Kill or be killed. I heard this cry when disease came my way and I yelled back; “War.” I fought through. I muscled on. I battled. I steeled against. Put on a brave face

Exercising With Chronic Illness

Exercising is a little different for anyone living with a chronic illness. Some workouts trigger flare-ups in autoimmune conditions, while others cause discomfort or pain. Sticking to a regular routine is also difficult due to the many challenges brought about by one’s condition.

How to Stay Emotionally Connected During Social Isolation

In just a matter of days the world turned topsy-turvy. Last week I was in the Rhône Valley visiting vineyards for a work assignment with little access to world news.

Merging Family with Applied Science: My Diabetes Story

Throughout my life, I’ve been surrounded by many family members who have fought or are currently fighting …

#RealT1DLyfe Sara’s Story: Type 1 Diabetes, Food and Eating Disorders

Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes is far from the best news I’ve ever received. However, I …

Helsinn and Lyfebulb Announce Call for Applications for Third Annual Patient-Driven Innovation Summit & Award in Oncology

Annual Patient-Driven Innovation Summit & Award in Oncology The Award recognizes Patient Entrepreneurs demonstrating outstanding innovations which …

Inside the Patient Entrepreneur’s Mind: Jon Margalit

Managing a chronic illness is challenging, whether it is your own or a loved one’s. Starting and …