When should I tell a friend that I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
Your information about your IBD belongs to you. You get to decide when and how to share it. You may want to think about sharing how IBD affects you every day (both physically and emotionally), so that your friends can help support you in a way that feels good to you. You also may want to prepare answers to common questions that your friends might have. For example, some common questions are: Is it a lifelong condition? What will your treatment look like? How did you get it? Is there a cure?