Newly Diagnosed? Get Ready! Addison's Disease and adrenal insufficiency are lifelong conditions that require daily medication. This means that you will need to learn how to manage Addison’s day-to-day, yourself. Being well-informed will not only help you to look after your health but will also make you feel more confident and in control. Get educated We provide a wide range of publications & information to members. A good place to start is to read our leaflets which contain the key points that everyone with Addison's needs to know to manage their health. Start with these as applicable: Managing Your Addison's Disease Children's & Young People Guides Get a medical alert bracelet or id There are a number of companies that offer different forms of medical ID or jewellery designed to alert medics to your medical condition in case of emergency. These come in lots of different designs, so there is something to suit everyone. It’s advisable to choose a design that is easily identifiable as being a medical alert item. Our online shop also sells steroid alert wristbands. Be kind to yourself Each person’s experience of being diagnosed with Addison’s is different; it can be a stressful and confusing time both for the person diagnosed and those close to them. Try to look after yourself and give yourself time to digest the information about your diagnosis. The ADSHG online forum can be a reassuring place to share your concerns and questions with others. Addison’s is a life-long condition, but with the right balance of daily medication, people with Addison’s can expect to have a normal life span and to lead full and productive lives.