Addison's Disease Day
29th May is Addison's Disease Day. This is a day to raise awareness of Addison's Disease and adrenal insufficiency.
Adrenal insufficiency is a common and challenging condition that many pituitary patients have. We believe it is vital to raise awareness of this condition and are therefore supporting the Addison's Disease Self-Group's campaign.
Find out how to join in on social media below:
- You don't have to wait for the 29th May, using the hashtag #AddisonsDiseaseDay now helps raise awareness of the day and encourages people to join us on the day. Use the hashtag when sharing your story online, shining a light on how people affected by Addison’s disease and adrenal insufficiency are feeling right now and how you are raising awareness of the big day.
This campaign urges people across the world to share pictures of their hydrocortisone emergency injection kit. It's important to talk about kits and educate those close to us. Everyone living with Addison's or adrenal insufficiency should have access to an emergency hydrocortisone injection kit which they can use in the case of adrenal crisis - immediate action which could save their life.
We understand some people can be unsure on how to store their emergency injection kit, fall out of the habit of keeping their kit with them at all times or are scared of needles so reluctant to use their kit.
So we need you to help us normalise this potential scary situation - #ShareYourKit on the go! From the garden to your daily exercise – we want to see your kits in action, with you living your life alongside this vital support. So get your kit and extra tablets out of the cupboard and keep them close. Snap a photo and post on your social media using the hashtag #ShareYourKit
Show your support by adding an Addison's Disease Day Facebook Frame or Twibbon to your profile. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words! We have 3 for you to choose from by visiting the links below.
- Facebook Frame 1 - "May 29th is Addison's Disease Day"
- Facebook Frame 2 - "TODAY is Addison's Disease Day"
- Twitter Twibbon
- Join the Twitter chat from 11am-12pm on 29th May. This time we're talking about how people with Addison’s disease and adrenal insufficiency (steroid-dependent) can stay safe and be prepared in an emergency.