These wristbands are designed to be worn by people with DMD who take corticosteroids, commonly known as steroids. They alert first responders and medical professionals that the wearer is steroid dependent and may need to be given steroids if they become unwell. Find out more about why this is necessary by downloading our adrenal insufficiency leaflet.
Parents and caregivers can order wristbands using the form linked opposite. If you are a healthcare professionals and would like to receive multiple wristbands to give out to patients, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Duchenne UK In Case of Emergency (ICE) app aims to help save lives by preventing mistreatment of DMD patients in an emergency. It allows you to keep a profile of your/your child’s medical needs and emergency contacts, as well as general guidance on treating DMD patients. This can be quickly sent to medical staff as a PDF document.
We advise you to update the app regularly and print a copy of the PDF from the app to share with your child’s school and other caregivers, so that they can share this with medical professionals in the event of an emergency.
Search Duchenne UK ICE on Google Play to download. The app will be available on iOS shortly.