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Is Legislation Right for Me?

Part 1: IS LEGISLATION RIGHT FOR ME? Learn some helpful tips to help determine if working for protocols through legislation is the right choice for you. When you are thinking about legislation there are a few basic questions we want you to consider and answer for yourself.

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The Day an Adrenal Crisis nearly killed my Son

Three years ago this weekend, I woke up to a sterile room of beeping, bright lights, respirators going on and off, the slow hum of a machine that was keeping my son alive. There were several doctors in the room, nurses covered in gowns and masks, heating

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Katie’s Story

  The following blog post follows the events of a tragedy within our adrenal insufficient family. For me personally it hits close to home as Katie is about the same age as my daughter.  I see this photo and cry over the horrible circumstances facing this family. 

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Blogging For Awareness!

Welcome to the AIU Blog! I am the  newest member to the Team! My name is Katie Paulson, and I am mother to Von. Von has Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency due to no pituitary gland.  Continue Reading below to learn about us!   Today I have very big

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Inject At Home First!  Cullen’s Story

Inject At Home First! Cullen’s Story I want to preface this story with the fact that the hospital we take him to has cared for him during every single crisis he has had.  He was transported there at birth and transported again 2 weeks later for his second crash.

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Suffering For Far Too Long

Originally posted in “Our Adrenal Crisis Stories” Anonymous The day after a close friend passed away, on January 9th 2010, I became ill with a fever of 102.8.  I called my doctor’s office to set up an appointment and the nurse told me to wait a few

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Importance Of The Link Between Adrenal Failure And Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

This was orignially written for the Society for Endocrinology Monthly Newsletter by the www.aldlife.org .  ALD Life has given us permission to use it here in our blog. Importance of the link between Adrenal Failure and Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) In 2001, Alex and Ayden Hunt, from East Dulwich, were diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

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The Rights of Students with Disabilities

The Rights of Students with Disabilities Although Adrenal Insufficiency is life threatening, our kids look just like everyone else’s kids and school personnel may not understand the dangers they face.  This makes Adrenal Insufficiency(AI) a Hidden Disability.  Luckily there are Federal Laws and Regulations that protect children

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It’s Your Life Be In It

DAY TWENTY-FOUR, CUSHING’S AWARENESS CHALLENGE   Originally written and posted on April 24, 2012 by MaryO · Comments (0)Filed under: Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 2012, Cushings Visit Cushing’s Help for more information about Cushing’s Disease       I first saw a similar image to this one with the saying Life. Be in

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Did the Tears Pour Because My Cortisol was Low?

Did the Tears Pour Because My Cortisol was Low? My last blog was HypoGal LOL about Doctors and Steroid Treatments The tears had poured down for a couple of days before my last mini adrenal crisis. The down pour of tears should have been my warning signal. But, even after

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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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    AIU News We’re excited to announce two additions to our Board of Directors. Randy Fishburn and Blake Heflin joined our team in April. Each has their own unique perspective on living with AI, and how that can translate into helping others facing the same challenges. We already...
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  • What Constitutes an Emergency
    What Constitutes an Emergency
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    by Sarah Reilley   Read more from her blog @ Spoons and Adrenals As we all know, adrenal crisis is a life or death situation.  Without immediate, proper care, there’s a very small window to correct the crisis before coma, brain damage, and death occur.  Not every emergency...
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