Chronic diseases are noncontagious, persistent diseases that can be stable or change over time.
Chronic diseases have many different causes. While chronic diseases are usually avoidable, they cannot be definitively cured. It is possible, however, to control the symptoms or the disease's progression.
Are You at Risk?
Chronic Disease Risk Factors
Public Health Agency of Canada has identified three categories of risk factors:
- Background risk factors
- Behavioural risk factors
- Intermediate risk factors
Background risk factors cannot be changed. You can, however, change your habits and behaviours associated with behavioural and intermediate risk factors to prevent the occurrence of chronic diseases or control their symptoms and progression.
Resources by Chronic Disease
- Chapter 1 | General information Blood glucose self-monitoring Diabetes and nutrition
- Chapter 2 | Medication
- Chapter 3 | Insulin ans special situations
- Chapter 4 | Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Physical Activity, Sick days, Driving, Leaving on a trip
- Chapter 5 | Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Long term complications, Sexuality, Footcare
- Chapter 6 | Adaptation and Community Resources
- ANEB Québec : Anorexie et boulimie Québec
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- ATHAQ association |Troubles de l'Humeur et d'Anxiété du Québec
- Fondation Jeunes en tête
- Revivre - Association québécoise de soutien aux personnes souffrant de troubles anxieux, dépressifs ou bipolaires
- Société québécoise de la schizophrénie et des psychoses apparentées
- Health Canada | Health and Wellfare Canada