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.
Causes and Treatments
The causes of chronic diseases are varied: tobacco use, sedentariness, stress, poor diet, alcohol use, and so on. Once someone has a chronic disease, he cannot be definitely cured of it.
Fortunately, chronic diseases are usually preventable and their symptoms and evolution can be better controlled.
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
Caring for your health
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