The Centers for Disease Control define chronic diseases as those that limit the activities of daily living or require ongoing medical attention, and last at least a year or more.
Employers can assist employees with chronic diseases in a variety of ways, including encouraging employees to participate in healthful activities at work.
If you know that your condition will affect your ability to work, you should let your boss know ahead of time. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, companies are required to give reasonable accommodations when needed, whether that includes support from your company, scheduling flexibilities or additional instructions on assignments. More information is available in the resource below.