Self-Management of Long-Term Health Conditions: A Handbook for People with Chronic Disease is filled with hundreds of proven tips, helpful suggestions, and concrete strategies to deal with chronic illness, to manage emotions, and to live a productive life. Here you'll find suggestions for setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support. It offers sound information about exercise, healthy eating, intimacy and sex, and communication with friends, family, and caregivers. There is also information on managing medications and an important new chapter on making treatment decisions. Originally based on a 5-year study conducted at Stanford University and modified in 2007 for the U.K., this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world. Self-management of Chronic Disease has helped thousands of people with chronic illness fulfill their greatest possible physical potential and to once again derive pleasure from life. Its simple goal is to help anyone with a chronic illness to live a productive, healthy life.