Saturday, November 19, 2016

ICYMI, AFAA: Month by Month Adrenal Insufficiency Check List

In case you missed it, Action for Adrenal Awareness released November's video on YouTube. This month, Nichole gave us a checklist to help break things down into bite-sized chunks. Below is our guide to staying on top of Adrenal Insufficiency one month at a time.



January

Plan ahead, don't overdo it with NY resolutions that are unrealistic.

February

Good time to review your diet - is it working for you? What changes could improve your Quality of life?

March

Book your Endo bloods check-up, update emergency documents 

April

Think about booking holidays and travel insurance, planning ahead is key.


May

Could you get your supplements in bulk cheaper if you order online? Which ones are you taking and why? Have your reviewed these with your pharmacist or GP?

June

Review suntan lotions, mosquito repellent, electrolyte drinks etc. before it gets hot out.

July

How are you coping with the longer days? Are you sleeping OK?

August

End of summer, time to check B12, vitamin D, iron, bone scans, etc.

September

Back to school time also means reminder to check with employer about accommodations and your work/ life balance. 

October

Time to check expiry dates on all medicines and check in with GP and/or Endo once again.

November

Take a moment before the holidays to be thankful for how well you are managing your condition.December - Before the crazy of seeing all the family, plan and review how to talk with others about your condition.

Did we forget anything? Please comment below! 
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