Category Archives: Addison’s disease

New ID cards recognise the role of young carers

Nottingham is only the second place nationwide to have the cards, after Lincolnshire.

Friday, February 17, 2012

TEENAGER Claire Machin knows everything there is to know about her mum’s rare condition.

The 16-year-old has been a carer for her mother Sarah Cross for as long as she can remember.

She does everything from helping her to wash and get dressed, to massaging her legs and making sure she takes her medication.

Sarah, 35, has Addison’s disease, a rare condition which means that her body does not produce adrenaline.