Addison's disease is the result of failure of the adrenal glands to produce their normal steroid hormones. Daily medication to replace these hormones enables a relatively normal lifestyle.
Addisonians need sound information for best quality of life. And, because it's rare, Addison's disease is a lonely disorder.
That's why the New Zealand Addison's Network (NZAN) was formed in 1996. Membership is now more than 150 (January 2006).
We aim to send three newsletters per year to members and to all endocrinologists and endocrine clinics in New Zealand. We also exchange newsletters with overseas groups.