"Think Addison's disease - save a life"

As part of the ADSHG 2021 Rare Disease Day campaign, we collaborated with CoMICs to produce an image and video series to raise awareness of the subtle symptoms of Addison's disease and the national guidance to diagnose Addison's. Our accompanying article "Think Addison's disease - save a life", was featured in the Guardian newspaper Rare Diseases supplement in February 2021 and is available to read online.

The article and images are available to download below as diagnosis and awareness aids for both healthcare professionals and patients. This work was reviewed by an expert Endocrine review panel and is endorsed by the Society of Endocrinology and Cambridge Rare Disease Network.

If you would like to use the any of the below images or the article, to help raise awareness or as a teaching tool, please get in touch.

Read the "Think Addison's" article and download the diagnosis infographics below.

Read the article online

Read ADSHG News article: "ADSHG in The Guardian - Rare Diseases edition!"

Download woman and man diagnosis infographic

© Image Credit: ADSHG & CoMICs Team (Dwi Delson, Emma Ooi, Soon Chee Yap, Dr Punith Kempegowda)

Download woman diagnosis infographic

Infographic used to note increased pigmentation may be difficult to detect in people with dark skin tone. Therefore it is vital to check the inside of mouth and gums.

© Image Credit: ADSHG & CoMICs Team (Dwi Delson, Emma Ooi, Soon Chee Yap, Dr Punith Kempegowda)

Download man diagnosis infographic

© Image Credit: ADSHG & CoMICs Team (Dwi Delson, Emma Ooi, Soon Chee Yap, Dr Punith Kempegowda)

Watch our 3-part video series with CoMICs on YouTube

  1. What is Addison’s disease.
  2. How to diagnose and treat Addison’s disease.
  3. What is adrenal crisis and how to manage it.

Meet the CoMICs team

Thank you to the expert Endocrine review panel including ADSHG Trustee Dr Helen Simpson and Addison's Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) member Professor Wiebke Arlt; and to Society for Endocrinology and Cambridge Rare Disease Network for also endorsing this work.

Updated: May 2021.