Jennifer's Story: Emergency Surgery during COVID-19

"There's a lot of bad news and worries in the world right now, so hopefully it's ok to share a positive story here... I was admitted to hospital yesterday afternoon." Valued member, volunteer and fundraiser for the ADSHG, Jennifer, shares with us her experiences of going into hospital for treatment during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

Preparing your own Emergency Kit for Addison's or Adrenal Insufficiency - 26/03/2020

Preparing an emergency kit is something every person with Addison's or Adrenal Insufficiency should do once they have a diagnosis. Kits are sometimes provided ready-made by medics and can also be purchased online. Here we help you create your own emergency kit in seven steps. Read more

Research Update - Professor Arlt's Perspective - 17/03/2020

In 2017, Weibke Arlt, a member of our Clinical Advisory Panel, published research about Addison's and natural killer cells. In recent weeks, it's gone viral in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We asked her to give her perspectives on what that means for us. She kindly tweeted her responses yesterday. Read more

Getting a flu vaccination this winter - 13/11/2019

Getting flu is a thoroughly miserable experience. However, if you are steroid-dependent, the consequences can be very serious, with around a quarter of adrenal crises requiring hospital admission resulting from flu-like illnesses (ADSHG member survey 2013). Fortunately, flu can be prevented – and surely, prevention is better than cure? Read more

An update on changes to the forum - 04/11/2019

An update on changes to the forum Read more

Stomach bug causes adrenal crisis - 28/03/2019

Pippa explains what made her most recent emergency hospital admission, with gastroenteritis, a more smooth and successful inpatient experience. Read more

London Landmarks Half-Marathon 2019 - 25/03/2019

The weather was kind. The sun shone. And our 20 amazing #TeamAddisons runners pounded around Central London in aid of Addison's Disease. Read more

Welcoming baby Raphael - 05/02/2019

Marie-Helene was unwell throughout her pregnancy, but her symptoms were dismissed as a normal part of pregnancy until she was close to death. Read more

Living with an alert dog: Rhea and Jan’s story - 07/01/2019

Jan shares with us her inspirational story of her assistance dog Rhea, trained to recognise low cortisol levels. Read more