People Living With A Chronic Condition

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Many Vermonters manage chronic illnesses like asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart or lung disease every day. Find health, wellness and self-management information and guidance for people living with a chronic illness.

Information for You

The Vermont BRFSS is currently being conducted. Vermont tracks adult health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services using a telephone survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS).

If you have prediabetes, you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. Don’t wait until you develop diabetes – take action right away to help prevent prediabetes from becoming Type 2.

Being at a healthy weight can help lower your chances of developing chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

Arthritis is 100+ different rheumatic diseases and conditions. The most common form is osteoarthritis. Other common forms are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and gout. Some forms of arthritis can affect multiple organs.

Asthma treatment for a child or an adult will depend on the severity of their disease. The goal of treatment is to control the disease and prevent asthma attacks. An individualized asthma action plan is critical. 

Here is information about heart disease, risk factors, blood pressure, prevention, monitoring and treatment, plus tools and resources for individuals and families.

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