Welcome to GIKids
Children's Digestive Health Information for Kids and Parents
Millions of children are living with pediatric digestive and nutritional disorders. GIKids provides easy to understand information about the treatment and management of these pediatric digestive conditions for children and parents.
We welcome you to explore GIKids to learn more about pediatric digestive disorders, how they are diagnosed, the treatment and management of conditions, and our patient and parent resources.
Taking your IBD Medications
IBD Medications Webcast
Medical Management of IBD typically consists of using multiple medications often on an indefinite basis. Children, teens, and young adults struggle with taking medications which can impact their health outcomes.
This video shares solutions to help boost consistency for taking your IBD medications and openly discusses the challenges.
Diagnosing & Treating Celiac Disease - New Video
What is Celiac Disease?
If you have celiac disease, you should avoid all foods that have gluten in them. This is called the gluten-free diet. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment for celiac disease in this informational video brought to you by NASPGHAN, GI Kids and Children's Hospital Colorado. More than 40,000 Americans are known to have celiac disease, yet many more cases go undiagnosed and unreported.
The Poo in You
If your child is having problems with soiling accidents (encopresis, “poo accidents,” “poo-ing” in pants), you’re certainly not alone. This is one of the most common problems seen by both pediatric GI and primary care providers. This interactive animated video explains what causes the accidents, why they happen so often, and how we can treat the problem. Watch the video, developed by APGNN member Becky Kendall, NP, from Childrens' Hospital Colorado, supported by an educational grant from the NASPGHAN Foundation.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or “fatty liver” is a liver disease that happens slowly over time. It starts when fat builds up inside the liver. Over time, too much fat stays in the liver. NAFLD can be mild or severe. NAFLD usually happens in children and teenagers who are overweight or gain too much weight. Most of the time, fatty liver happens with other health problems, such as:
Pre-diabetes, insulin resistance or diabetes
High triglycerides - Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. They are used for energy.
NAFLD can damage the liver, so it is important your child be carefully diagnosed and treated. Learn more with our NAFLD resources.