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Chronic Disease

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Emmerdale, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Emmerdale

    Emmerdale · Well-Known Member

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    Before i ask my question I just want to say that I am not in denial but people keep saying to me that Diabetes is a "Chronic Disease" is this correct or just people repeating what uneducated people say ??
     
  2. faircot

    faircot · Active Member

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    They're right.

    A chronic disease is defined as, "one that is long-lasting or recurrent. The term chronic describes the course of the disease, or its rate of onset and development."
     
  3. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    If diabetes was an acute disease then there would be a rapid onset as in some people with diabetes but it would be of short duration. Diabetes is for life.
     
  4. bowell

    bowell · Well-Known Member

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    Ref
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_(medicine)

    I have four now :wink:

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