"I Am Not a Slave to My Illness"

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In brief

About the project

Living with a chronic disease such as rheumatism, diabetes, cancer or depression often changes the daily lives of patients and their loved ones. It also means that people have to take an active role in managing their own health and the effects of the disease. This includes learning about nutrition and exercise, and being able to discuss their wishes and goals with their healthcare providers. It is especially important to learn how to manage the physical and emotional ups and downs of the disease. Active self-management can help. With the Initiative for Self-Management and Active Living (INSEA), a proven self-management program - the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) - was brought to Germany in cooperation with BARMER GEK health insurance company, the Hannover Medical School, Self-help Coordination Bavaria e.V. (SeKo Bayern) and the Swiss association EVIVO network.

Contact person

Dr. Gabriele Seidel
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1 (OE 5410)
30625 Hannover
Phone+49 511 532-8425
e-mail to Dr. Gabriele Seidel

Contact at Bosch Health Campus

Kerstin Berr
Project Manager
Bosch Health Campus
Phone+49 711 8101-2671
e-mail to Kerstin Berr