A chronic condition refers to any condition lasting 3 months or more or is a condition classified as chronic regardless of its time of onset (for example, diabetes, heart conditions, emphysema, and arthritis).
A medical problem that will not improve, that lasts a lifetime, or recurs and usually requires a long period of supervision, observation or care. Examples include diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. [NOTE: many say “chronic” means it will last a year or more.
a diagnosis of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, or senility in at least one month