Did you know you can sell all or a portion of a life insurance policy, even term insurance?
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Everyone copes differently with news like a chronic disease diagnosis. Thanks to the Internet, support systems and information to ease our worries have never been closer to hand. Here are a few resources for each of the most seven common chronic diseases that affect people worldwide.
Resources for Heart Disease Support
Heart disease support depends on the specific kind of condition you are diagnosed with. There are common resources for lifestyle changes and education, including:
- American Heart Association shares support on everything from coping with feelings to diet and exercise.
- The Center for Disease Control provides patient education resources for multiple conditions.
- Cleveland Clinic has compiled a list of online support groups for heart disease patients.
Resources for Cancer Support
Cancer is such a personal experience that many patients benefit most from local in-person support groups. In addition, there are online communities and information like:
- American Cancer Society offers expert information, treatment management insights, and volunteer opportunities.
- CancerCare has provided counseling, support groups, education, and financial assistance for over 75 years.
- Cancer Support Community collected a list of resources about everything from career management to specific kinds of cancer to family caregiver resources.
Resources for Chronic Lung Disease Support
Chronic lung disease includes everything from asthma to COPD, so support resources can be found for each condition. However, there are some more generic resources like:
- American Lung Association gives help and support with everything from quitting smoking to financial assistance.
- The Lung Health Institute can connect you to a lung disease support group.
- Medline Plus has a list of resources and condition-specific information.
Resources for Stroke Support
After a stroke, the path to recovery can be long and is also about prevention of a repeat stroke. Online resources are a great place to start learning and connect with others through communities like:
- American Stroke Association educates about healthy living and life after stroke.
- The Internet Stroke Center provides stroke tutorials and even illustrated guides.
- The Stroke Network is made up of online chat rooms and forums to connect survivors and caregivers with others.
Resources for Diabetes Support
Living with diabetes is about long-term lifestyle and managing the condition over time. These online resources can help you stay on track and get new ideas:
- American Diabetes Association shares information on thriving with diabetes through nutrition, fitness, community, and medication.
- Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists doesn’t just educate caregivers, but also patients.
- Diabetes Initiative is a repository about managing diabetes in real-world settings.
Resources for Chronic Kidney Disease Support
Chronic kidney disease is a progressive condition that is often treated through changes in diet and lifestyle. Many online resources exist to support this condition including:
- National Kidney Foundation has information for patients and families about insurance, medication, and more.
- American Renal Associates compiled a list of links to support groups, dialysis insights, transplant resources, and more.
- American Association of Kidney Patients educates patients about managing kidney function and also related conditions that can result from chronic kidney disease.
Seek Support to Cope Better With Chronic Conditions
Chronic conditions permanently affect our lifestyles, but that doesn’t mean life can’t improve after diagnosis. New habits of exercise, diet, or medication schedules can be easier to manage with education and support systems like these. We hope one or more of the resources on this list makes your condition easier to manage. We also invite you to read our guide about Health and Wellness with Chronic Conditions to explore tips and statistics that could help even more.
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