In addition to recovering from COVID-19, it’s important to also manage your other long-term health conditions (such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, and others).
There are several things to consider when managing these other conditions after COVID-19:
- Continue to take your medication as prescribed by your health care providers, and follow any other advice you were given for your specific condition.
- Monitor and keep track of your symptoms. Examples include checking your blood sugars regularly if you have diabetes or checking your blood pressure if you have high blood pressure.
- Stay in touch with your health care providers by going to your appointments in person, by phone or online. This connection with your health care team is vital to ensure your health conditions are being managed the best they can.
- Continue with routine screening or tests recommended by your primary health care provider, for example regular bloodwork.
- Work towards making healthy lifestyle changes like eating well, staying active, and taking care of your mental health. There are many free wellness programs such as Your Way to Wellness that can provide support to make these changes.
- Follow public health measures and continue to wash your hands, social distance, and wear a mask to keep yourself healthy and safe.
Contact your primary health care provider if:
- Your symptoms are getting worse.
- You develop new symptoms.
If you do not have a primary health care provider:
- Call 811 to talk with a registered nurse 24/7.
If it is an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.
For more information on specific long-term conditions, visit: