Offering support for those with Addison’s disease
and other forms of Adrenal Insufficiency
The Canadian Addison Society
2 Palace Arch Drive
Toll free: 1-888-550-5582
Patients may present identifying themselves as having Addison's disease, adrenal insufficiency, hypopituitarism or being on long term steroid therapy - either by way of their history, wearing a medic alert bracelet or during review of patient's medications.
Patients Presenting with
Draw CBC, glucose, electrolytes, calcium STAT
If the patient condition stabilizes, tolerating oral fluids and normal vital signs then discharge with oral glucocorticoids tripled. Patient to contact their endocrinologist or family physician within 48 hours.
3. Mild Cases:
In milder cases, dose can be either doubled or tripled depending on the physician's judgement.