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What is Chronic Illness?

  • Long-term illness
  • 1,375,200 people with Chronic Illness in Hong Kong (16.7% of total population)
    (Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics, 2015)
  • At least 6 months medical treatment, consultation or medication
    (Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics, 2015)
  • Common Types of Chronic Illness in Hong Kong:
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Heart Diseases
    • Hypercholesterolemia
    • Cataract

Possible support for students with Chronic Illness

Learning support

  • Permission to leave the room for medical self-care in classes and examinations
  • Special consideration for the attendance of class
  • Special seating arrangement in classes and examinations

Tips for peers

  • Help them to take notes if they cannot attend the class
  • Eat healthy when having gathering with them
  • Avoid strenuous exercise