Why should you join The Canadian Addison Society?
If you have recently been diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency, you need support — now! Talking with others who share your disease is essential to understanding how to live with it. It is easy to feel alone and victimized by such a rare and life altering disease. The Canadian Addison Society can introduce you to other people in your area who share your experience, and are able to offer suggestions on how to not only survive Addison's disease, but also thrive.
If you have had Adrenal Insufficiency for some time, the Canadian Addison Society’s website can offer you sources to the latest information on medications and research into the causes of Adrenal Insufficiency. The Society’s Medical Advisor, Dr. D.W. Killinger Endocrinologist, will answer your questions via our website. As well, the newly diagnosed patients will benefit greatly from your hard-earned wisdom and experience.
If you are a family member of a person living with Adrenal Insufficiency, you are living with someone who needs you to know about the treatment of his or her condition. You may need to save their life in a crisis. Don't hide - learn to recognize the signs of crisis or under-medication, learn when and how to inject them with Solu-Cortef if needed, learn about why some crave salt and get tired easily. Learn how to live with Adrenal Insufficiency! All members of a family are each welcome to become members.