Long Term Conditions

If you have a long term condition, you may find these links useful. 

Long term conditions include asthma, COPD and emphysema, kidney disease (CKD), diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease ie heart failure, hypertension and cardiac problems:

Asthma & COPD

If you need advice on what to do if you have an asthma attack, please see nhs.uk/conditions/asthma/asthma-attack

Please see asthma.org.uk/peak-flow for information on peak flow meters

To check your inhaler technique see www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos


Managing your diabetes:   Living with diabetes | How to manage diabetes | Diabetes UK

Signs and Symptoms of diabetes:   Symptoms of diabetes | Type 1 and Type 2 | Diabetes UK

Diabetes Risk Factors:   Type 2 diabetes risk factors | Diabetes UK

Newly Diagnosed Learning Zone for Type 2 diabetes: Learning Zone – Discover more about your diabetes. | Learning Zone

Checking your blood Glucose levels: Checking your blood sugar levels | Diabetes testing | Diabetes UK

Emotional Support and advice for patients with diabetes:  Emotions and diabetes | How to cope | Diabetes UK

Alcohol and Diabetes 

Diabetic kidney disease


Chronic Kidney Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease – Atheroma

British Heart Foundation

General help and advice

How to take your blood pressure

Body Mass Index calculator

Live Well Dorset for help with weight loss, getting active, reducing alcohol  and smoke stop or phone 0800 8401 628

Active 4 Health exercise referral

Long Term Conditions