If you're living with one or more long-term health conditions, life may be difficult at times. These are conditions that can't be cured but can be managed with medication or other treatment – for example, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and some forms of depression. This guide looks at how to live well with the conditions you have. It covers:

  • how your condition might affect you
  • ways to cope with challenges
  • how to get the most out of medical appointments
  • where to look for support
  • ways to help yourself.

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