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ADSHG Newsletter 109 - September 2012

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Addison's Disease Self Help Group, issue 109, September 2012


Welcome to the autumn 2012 newsletter. This issue features an inspiring interview with the Canadian Olympic gymnast Nathan Gafuik, who represented Canada in the recent London Olympic Games. Now aged 27, Nathan was diagnosed with Addison’s some 12 years ago, aged 15. During the Olympic Games, he met our journalist member Jane, to talk to her about how he manages the combined challenges of his Addison’s and high level gymnastic competitions. You can read about Nathan’s remarkable courage and self-discipline on page 3.

Page 1: Front page
Our Addison's heroes
With this issue: Christmas order form


Page 2: From the President
About the money


Pages 3-4: Personal experience
Olympic gymnast with Addison's


Pages 5-6: Recent news
What's new with flu?
Nursing awareness raising
Members' perspective


Pages 7-8: AGM reports
Remarks from the Chair
Treasurer's report
President's address


Pages 9-10: Personal experience
Kuwait calling: from New York
The nurse's view


Page 11: Recent drug news
Fludrocortisone storage instructions


Page 12: Home and away
Travelling light


Page 13: Fundraising update
Ian's fundraising bit


Pages 14-15: Social reports
Jan's social corner
Regional meetings


Page 16: Back page

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The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and their families in the UK and Ireland.The group was formed in 1984 and is a UK registered charity no. 1179825.

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