That's about 40% of us.
Self management is about enjoying life with a long term condition, not about enduring it. It's about you being in charge of your illness.
There are loads of reasons why this makes sense, but the the Self Management website lists just a few:
- Life can be better with self management. Being told you have a condition for which there may be no cure can be devastating. Individuals respond in individual ways. It can often have a profound impact on a person’s well-being and self-esteem.
- People try to cope as best they can with the support they have. But frequently they do not have the information or skills to manage their condition well. It is often difficult to make well informed decisions about their life; let alone make plans for the future.
- Together with health professionals and others who provide support, self management helps people to make decisions that are right for their life.
Our team are on hand to answer your questions so that you can get on with enjoying life!