Dusty does endurance events to help raise awareness of adrenal disorders, to inspire people, healthy and chronically ill, to treat their bodies with respect, test their boundaries, set goals, to encourage dialogue among the healthy Addison's community and to spread the word that with adjustments to food, medications and sleep, anything is possible!
Dusty has Addison's Disease, a disease of the adrenal glands that when undiagnosed, can cause the following symptoms:
- darkening of the skin
- loss of appetite
- gradual weight loss
- salt cravings
- low blood pressure which leads to light headedness
If properly treated, people with Addison's Disease can live a relatively normal life and, if they chose, an extraordinary life.
Dusty's web site is dedicated to helping Addisonian's find solutions to their problems and to encourage Addisonian's to do their research and be their own advocates. Her blog, Training because I can! is a mishmash of research, opinion and pictures of Florida and her races wherever they may be.
Below, in pink, you will find the Addison's Support forum. We're all different with different issues and we all respond differently to EVERYTHING. Please support people's differences and similarities. In addition, don't ask for help if you're not interested in working with your doctor to find new solutions to your problems, no martyrs.
The intent of this website is to help the undiagnosed rule in or out adrenal insufficiency by providing information that can be passed on to a physician. Those who are diagnosed can discuss problems, concerns, accomplishments, ask questions and share information. Self diagnosis and treatment is not advocated on this website. Proper medical guidance is highly essential.
Adrenal insufficiency is a serious matter that can not be diagnosed or managed without the help of a physician.
The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare professional, considering the unique characteristics of the patient. addisonssupport.com contains resources on many medical topics; however, no warranty whatsoever is made that any of the information is accurate. The overwhelming majority information provided here is, in part or in whole, by nonprofessionals. Even if a statement made about medicine is accurate, it may not apply to you or your symptoms. The information provided on addisonssupport.com is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a medical professional (for instance, a qualified doctor/physician, nurse, pharmacist/chemist, and so on). addisonssupport.com is not a doctor.
None of the individual contributors, system operators, developers, sponsors of addisonssupport.com nor anyone else connected to addisonssupport.co can take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information presented on this web site.
Nothing on addisonssupport.com should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a medical opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of medicine.
Dusty Hardman, a runner who also happens to be adrenal insufficient, is joining with Adrenal Insufficiency United (AIU) to promote awareness of this under-recognized, but very treatable disease.
Proceeds will enable representatives from Adrenal Insufficiency Unitedto attend the IAFC Fire-Rescue International Conference Denver, Colorado, August 1-4, 2012
Dusty will be running 7-9 days (from July 12-21, 2012) --314 miles!--in the “Last Annual Vol-State Road Race.”
Archived Nabble Forum Please do not post to the PINK forum. Thanks!
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Any contributions will be used to host the web site and renew the domain name. A three year renewal of both domain name ($25.00) and site hosting ($145.00) is my goal for a total cost of $170.00 to keep the basics of this site running until June 2015.
Any funds above and beyond that amount will be used to purchase a new pair of running sneakers, my payment for service since December 2008 when this forum was begun.
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