Support for Those Living with Adrenal Insufficiency

What is Adrenal Insufficiency?

Adrenal insufficiency (AI) occurs when the body is unable to produce enough cortisol, a hormone which helps maintain essential functions such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart muscle tone. Just as a diabetic must take insulin, people with AI must take cortisol replacements to live. During times of stress our bodies need even more cortisol for these vital functions. Without enough cortisol, a life-threatening event called an adrenal crisis occurs. An adrenal crisis can quickly spiral into shock, heart failure, coma and death. In an adrenal crisis, until the cortisol levels are normalized with Solu-Cortef®, treatments for other issues won’t be effective.

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How We Help

AIU works to create Awareness, provide Support, and enact emergency Protocols.
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Who We Are

Adrenal Insufficiency United, (AIU), is a grassroots group of parents, affected adults, family members and friends working to support those living with adrenal insufficiency (AI).
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Emergency Instructions

Learn what to do during an illness or adrenal crisis.
how-we-help

How We Help

AIU works to create Awareness, provide Support, and enact emergency Protocols.
who-we-are

Who we Are

Adrenal Insufficiency United, (AIU), is a grassroots group of parents, affected adults, family members and friends working to support those living with adrenal insufficiency (AI).
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Be Prepared

Make sure you have the items you need in case of an emergency. Our kits include information cards, decals, stickers and more.

We have a problem.

250,000 Americans are diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency. 6,000,000 more are considered to be adrenal insufficient yet remain undiagnosed.

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