We asked you to share your emergency kits - Take a look! 4th June 2020 During International Addison's Day people with Addison's or Adrenal Insufficiency around the world shared pictures of their kits as part of our #ShareYourKit campaign. It's important to talk about kits, educate your families and carers and emergencies, and prepare your own kit It was reassuring to see so many people had been prescribed the injectable hydrocortisone, needles, syringes, vial snaps, water vials and printed instructions they need to self-manage an adrenal crisis if they have to wait a long time for an ambulance or are not able to quickly reach an A&E department to promptly provide them the extra hydrocortisone and other care they need to recover. Getting started Find out more about Emergency Injection Kits We estimate that at least 1700 people in the UK are without a kit, many explaining on Twitter and Facebook on International Addison's Day that their GP or Endocrinologist has said they didn't need one as they lived close to a hospital. We know from our members that this assumption has lead to delayed treatment and worse consequences for people with Adrenal Insufficiency. The Society of Endocrinology recently included the provision of emergency kits in its guidance to clinicians on preventing and treating adrenal crisis during the time of COVID-19. Share these resources with your health professionals and bring the subject up again, even if they've said no before. Getting it all together From tupperware boxes to purpose made bags, wallets and cleverly arranged elastic bands we saw lots of great examples of storage solutions to suit all and there's still time to share yours using the #ShareYourKit hashtag on social media. Depending on your budget or how creative you are, there are so many options. Have a browse and get some inspiration We've brought together a range of kits our followers share on social media. Have a look at how others have tackled the challenge, and how kits can very depending on your needs. A big thank you to everyone whose brilliant kit post is featured below: How I manage to fit all this into one small box I’m not sure. But it is held together with elastic bands! pic.twitter.com/YYI9UQR4xA — Suzanne (@suzannebarsby) May 30, 2020 #shareyourkit 3 crises in 3 weeks, 3 vials. My kit saved my life.🦋@AddisonsUK #internationaladdisonsday pic.twitter.com/fqKZW8HNFs — Corrinne (Reenie) (@reenie_rocks) May 29, 2020 #shareyourkit #addisonsdisease #invisibleillness #chronicillness #InternationalAddisonsDay my little kit I keep at home. Never needed it so far. The little red tub is what I carry with me everywhere with additional meds pic.twitter.com/WgSNd6J3jf — Emma Guy (@fairy_el) May 29, 2020 today is #InternationalAddisonsDayto raise awareness, we are sharing our emergency kit. it comes with us all the time in case we have a crisis mine contains all of my daily medication, 2 pill pots and my injection supplies (I carry 2 needles and vials) #ShareYourKit pic.twitter.com/3zbOVzTBOf — Ru 🍒 (@roofulness) May 29, 2020 @AddisonsUK @NHS @TeamYgc#InternationalAddisonsDay #29thMay#emergencyinjectionkitMine consists of an excellent folder from https://t.co/zrUMpowcD3 and a red padded holder - on line auction pic.twitter.com/xOdB9R5c5g — Jane (@janefcassidy) May 26, 2020 This Friday is #InternationalAddisonsDay, raising awareness for all types of adrenal insufficiency. Join in and #ShareYourKit - Show others how you store your emergency injection kit and normalise this potentially scary situation @AddisonsUK pic.twitter.com/N6zj3HMOJz — The Pituitary Foundation (@Pituitary_org) May 27, 2020 #shareyourkit pic.twitter.com/MfjI2rJc54 — Claire Plumb (@ssunflowersgirl) May 29, 2020 Submit your #ShareYourKit to raise awareness! Whether you're newly diagnosed or have lived with the condition for years - please join our community and support our cause! You'll receive the latest expert advice, guidance and ADSHG news, whilst being part of our inspiring and supportive community. Become a member today! Join the ADSHG Say hello! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.