Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency)
The number of people with Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency) varies with surveys in different countries depending on how these surveys are done, but in the United States, between 6 and 11 out of every 100,000 people will be diagnosed with this disease. The statistics are probably the same in Canada.
With this low prevalence of the disease, you may not have met anyone else who has this problem and it can be supportive to discuss your experience with others who have a similar problem.
We hope to help educate not only the medical society but also the public to aspects of the disease.
Membership in The Canadian Addison Society at $25 for a lifetime membership provides a lifetime association with other members both newly diagnosed and longtime patients from across Canada with Adrenal Insufficiency, whether Primary or Secondary. All of them dealing with the same or similar life challenges.
The Society publishes an educational and informative newsletter for members 3 or 4 times year. Local Support Groups hold meetings at various times during the year in a number of locations across Canada. These meetings are a great opportunity to connect in person with others who have the same or similar problems and questions. As well, local support group meetings frequently highlight guest speakers knowledgeable about Adrenal Insufficiency. The Society’s website is available to all and is visited regularly by many.
Donations to the Society are tax deductible as the Canadian Addison Society is designated as a registered charitable organization under the Income Tax Act of Canada by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), #87248 5511 RR0001.
To join The Canadian Addison Society, please choose one of the options below:
- by Credit Card:
Membership Form (PayPal) (you don't need a PayPal account to use this)
- by Cheque: Membership Form
Download the pdf form, print it, complete it, and mail it with your cheque for $25.00 per annum to the address in the form