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How can someone with Addison's disease be prepared for an emergency?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

People with Addison's disease should always carry a medical alert card, tag, or bracelet so that medical staff have all the necessary information in case of an emergency. Information on the card or tag should include the person's name, phone number, emergency contact, and primary care doctor. It should also state that this person has Addison's disease, and should include hydrocortisone dosage information. People with Addison's disease should also carry extra medical supplies, including a syringe with injectable steroids, in case of emergencies, especially when traveling.

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