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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Survey: Diabetes and IBD (Crohn’s Disease & Colitis)

View our survey results exploring IBD and diabetes.

Do you have diabetes and an IBD such as Crohn’s Disease or Colitis? Me too (read my story here)! I was curious about how systemic the combination of the two diseases was so decided to pull together this survey.

Running a blog can be very intriguing at time – as an example, when I started to write about managing my two invisible illnesses of Crohns’s Disease and insulin dependent diabetes, I never would have imagined the discussion would become one of my most popular pages on the site (read the post here). The two are contradictory in many ways – eat fiber, run as fast as you canfrom fiber. However, the pages popularity makes me wonder how common this combination of two chronic diseases Crohn’s disease and diabetes) is?

Over the next few months I will take up the challenge of tacking this question – and work with the community here and on social media to help answer this question and more.

How common is it to have more than one chronic disease?

Feel free to share this survey with your friends, family, and your social media followers. Lets get more then just a handful of responses. After you fill out the survey; check out the results right away.

As I write this post, the questions coming flooding in – what about age, ethnicity, are you active or live a sedimentary lifestyle? Is Crohn’s or diabetes more common with some other disease?

Survey Results and Discussion

Question 1 – What chronic disease (s) do you have?

This survey was published on January 23, 2019 and still underway. Check back soon on the results. Feel free to check out the survey question here.

Closing Remarks

I hope this page will become a discussion among our community and if nothing else, help us understand we are not alone in our battles. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section, and pose additional survey questions that you would like explored.

Until then – keep smiling!


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Mark Hanlon


Mark is an avid photographer, Starbucks addict, motivated cyclist, struggling runner, and rocking single parent living outside of Toronto, Ontario. Living with two chronic ilnesses, Crohn’s Disease and Diabetes, life for this Transportation Planner and Registered Professional Planner (RPP) can be an interesting mix.