About Addison's Disease Information for patients Information for patients The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group, with the support and guidance of its Clinical Advisory Panel, publishes a range of education materials for people with Addison's regarding the treatment and management of their condition. These resources complement the charity's extensive range of publications for healthcare professionals. Living With Addison's Disease : A Guide For People With Addison's, Supporters & Professionals Everything you wanted to know about living with Addison's - but were afraid to ask. This ground-breaking, unique book covers a wide range of aspects of Addison's from both a medical and patient perspective. From causes, diagnosis, treatment options, how to work with your doctors through to advice for navigating life's journey including sports/active life, pregnancy, the menopause. Co-authored by Professor Simon Pearce and Sarah Spain, the book marries evidence-based clinical best practice with the practical day-to-day hints & tips to not just survive, but thrive with Addison's Disease. Highly recommended! The book is available in paperback and for Kindle at Amazon, globally. Buy At Amazon Emergency Wallet Card The adrenal crisis emergency wallet card is credit card sized and contains advice, authored by the ADSHG Clinical Advisory Panel, on the treatment required to prevent an adrenal crisis in the event of serious injury or illness. It is available in printed form and is sent free to every member when they become a member. Additional cards can be bought in our shop. Adrenal Crisis Care Letter This adrenal crisis letter gives emergency medical treatment guidance for paramedics or hospital staff in the event of a person with Addison's suffering an adrenal crisis. This letter should be signed by your doctor. This document is also available in eight foreign languages for those who live or travel abroad. Personal Emergency Plan This Personal Medical Emergency Plan template is a useful way of summarising your personal medical needs in the event of an emergency, for friends, family or work colleagues. Medical Summary Form This medical summary form is an easy way to record the medications you are currently taking. Drugs Chart Steroid Stickers The ADSHG drugs chart steroid alert stickers are intended for people with Addison's to take with them for day case and inpatient surgical procedures to alert nursing and medical staff to their steroid-dependence and their time-critical need for steroid medication when unwell. Practical Advice These articles provide practical advice for people with Addison's Disease Travelling So just how do you tell your family & friends... Coping with... psychological stress Words for feeling better - or worse How to stay on top of exercise Managing Your Addison's Disease This leaflet, Managing Addison's disease, has been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel. It provides a summary of the key points everyone with Addison's needs to know to manage their health. It is designed primarily to assist those who have been recently diagnosed and is ideal for hospitals and endocrinology units to give to their patients with Addison's. When An Employee Has Addison's : information For Employers The 'When an employee has Addison's' leaflet was written to help people with Addison's disease who are newly diagnosed – or changing jobs – to explain their condition to an employer. It was written by members of the ADSHG with input from our Clinical Advisory Panel. What Is Addison's Educational Booklet This educational booklet, 'What is Addison’s?' was written with school projects in mind and provides some basic information on the condition. It gives a little history of Addison’s, from its discovery by Dr Thomas Addison in 1855, through the scientific and medical advances that occurred in the twentieth century, concluding with an overview of what life is like today for people with Addison’s.