Welcome to the Chronic Disease Management Web site!
Thank you for visiting the UC Davis Chronic Disease Management Web site! Our goal is to provide the type of information that will help you learn how best to manage your condition. Chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and heart failure have become very common. The number of people affected by these medical diseases is truly enormous. You may be one of them.
A big challenge for the health care system is making sure that you get the kind of help you need to effectively deal with your condition. This includes having opportunities to talk with your provider about your problem, getting the right types of medication to control symptoms, getting the tests necessary to screen for problems associated with your condition, and receiving the type of education that allows you to understand the disease and what can be done to treat it. It also means learning how to deal with the barriers to getting control of the disease.
Many patients who have a chronic problem like diabetes are overwhelmed. Being overwhelmed can be a barrier. It can lead to missing appointments, stopping medications and not doing the things that are necessary to properly manage the condition.
Our hope is that this website gives you the information that you are looking for, information that will help you understand your condition and learn what you can do to be in charge and in control.