Healthline Welcomes Andrew Tubesing
Andrew Tubesing—an educator, artist, and engineer—was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in 2002. Since then, he has become an outspoken health advocate for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and related conditions.
Andrew is dedicated to supporting IBD awareness initiatives and research, and, to these ends, has worked closely in the past few years with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America to broaden awareness and knowledge on the subject of IBD. He has spearheaded multiple fundraising events and led workshops and educational programs nationwide and abroad.
In 2009, he published Colitiscope: Living with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, which chronicled Andrew’s story of his diagnosis and subsequent adventures with digestive illness. It is, according to Andrew, “more of an adventure story than an encyclopedia. This book weaves humor with introspection, offering an enjoyable way to learn about the difficult subject of life with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis …” Colitiscope is now one of Amazon.com’s top-selling books on the subject.
Now, Andrew will be bringing his engaging, humorous, and insightful outlook to Healthline.com. In his new column C3: Crohn’s & Colitis Corner, Andrew will write semi-weekly articles addressing a variety of IBD-related topics—from coping with chronic illness to medications to procedures to impacts on family and friends—and all from a perspective both entertaining and practical.
Andrew’s goal is to foster a welcoming community where those living with IBD, as well as their families and friends, can come to meet others with similar concerns, talk through issues, discover new ideas and solutions, and get the most up-to-date information available.
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