These wristbands are designed to be worn by people with DMD who take corticosteroids (or steroids). They alert first responders and medical professionals that the wearer is steroid dependent and may need to be given steroids if they are unwell or injured. Find out more about why this is important in our adrenal insufficiency leaflet.
The Duchenne UK In Case of Emergency (ICE) app 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.
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