A disease or condition is considered chronic when it has been present for six months or more. It includes conditions such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, asthma, cancer and heart disease.
Living with a chronic disease can affect many aspects of your life. We work closely with you, your loved ones and your practitioner to help you manage your condition.
While chronic diseases progress in different ways, they often develop over a long time and are resistant to treatment. A long term management plan is often necessary.