Chronic Disease Nurses
Chronic disease nurses work in a primary health care setting with other health-care professionals such as your doctor, nurse practitioner and dietitian. They work as part of team to help you stay healthy and maintain as much independence as possible while living with a chronic disease.
Together you’ll focus on disease prevention as well as the day-to-day management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. With a chronic disease nurse’s support, you will learn about chronic illness and receive support in facing the daily challenges of living with a chronic illness.
Chronic diseases are illnesses that last a long time. They do not go away on their own, and are rarely cured. Prevention, early detection and management of chronic disease is key to a healthier life. A chronic disease nurse can help you learn to live a healthy life with your chronic illness.