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Tattoos For Medical Alerts

Tattoos For Medical Alerts

It's on his right wrist, "where you would find it if you were checking for a pulse," says Dubois, 48, a diabetes educator at a rural clinic. Interest in medical alert tattoos is increasing among people who have conditions that could affect treatment in an emergency. Others get tattoos to convey a directive, such as "no CPR" on the chest. "It really serves a great purpose, but it has to be done right," says Saleh Aldasouqi, M.D., a Michigan State University diabetes expert. Choosing a licensed tattoo parlor is important, and for proper healing a diabetic needs well-controlled blood sugar before tattooing. A word of caution: First responders aren't trained to look for tattoos, and skin damage in accidents can obscure them, says Rebecca Dinan Schneider, spokeswoman for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. "Medical alert jewelry is still the standard." Also of interest: Diabetes-friendly recipes. Continue reading >>

Our 5 Favorite Diabetes Medical Alert Jewelry

Our 5 Favorite Diabetes Medical Alert Jewelry

Today is the American Association’s Diabetes Alert Day and we thought we’d bring up one safety aspect related to life with diabetes. Do you wear a medical alert ID? If not, you’re certainly not alone but, you may want to take the time to consider picking one out today. First responders are trained to search your whole body for an ID of some sort. They are most commonly located on a necklace or bracelet so these are what they are most accustomed to finding. The Hope Paige website shares some very good reasons to wear a medical ID: A prompt and effective diagnosis that greatly assists proper treatment The ability to have a contact reached in an emergency The prevention of misdiagnosis which can lead to harmful medical errors or unnecessary treatment This is why the list of who should wear medical ID include those who live with a clotting disorder, take a blood thinner, live with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Kidney disease, high blood pressure, and even patients who have recently had surgery. People with diabetes, especially those on insulin are definitely recommended to wear an ID. Diabetes Forecast spoke to Sherita Golden, an endocrinologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She told them, “If you’re acutely ill and unable to communicate, emergency medical personnel will see the alert and know to check blood sugar and treat you for hypoglycemia immediately,” or “with significantly elevated blood sugar, medical providers can start administering insulin.” What information does the ID need to display? First, that you have diabetes. But most important is whether you are insulin dependent, Golden says. Don’t assume first responders will spot an insulin pump. On the ID, specify “insulin pump” to help them locate it and stop the Continue reading >>

Why Should Someone With Diabetes Wear A Medicalert Medical Id ?

Why Should Someone With Diabetes Wear A Medicalert Medical Id ?

Conditions Diabetes When you have a diabetic emergency, your sugar levels must be corrected quickly to save your life. However, sometimes your symptoms can resemble aggression or intoxication, leading paramedics and doctors down the wrong path which can delay appropriate treatment. Your MedicAlert ID jewelry instantly helps them understand your diabetic episode so they can correct your sugar levels. MedicAlert is there for you when every seconds count. Join now. How does MedicAlert work for people with diabetes? Your MedicAlert medical ID bracelet is just what it sounds like: a medical alert to any paramedics or doctors who might be trying to save you in an emergency. Awareness of your condition can save you when every second counts. Doctors often recommend that people with diabetes should wear an official MedicAlert ID bracelet. As a charity, we've been the trusted emergency information experts in Canada for over 50 years. Only MedicAlert ensures your bracelet is custom engraved in standard medical language reviewed by MedicAlert's medically trained specialists, and includes a 24/7 hotline to answer emergency questions from paramedics and emergency ransponders. In fact, your universal medical ID works even when you're traveling - in an average of five seconds, our exclusive hotline specialists pick up the phone to take calls from paramedics in over 140 languages. Read how MedicAlert ID works What types of diabetes medical ID does MedicAlert have? Your MedicAlert ID can be a bracelet, necklace, watch, wristband, and more. Our materials include gold, silver, stainless steel, and more. Browse our styles MedicAlert ID jewellery for men, women and children. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Medical Id Jewelry

Diabetes Medical Id Jewelry

Custom engraving means every ID works for you! Choose the style you prefer, and we will engrave it with your Diabetes diagnosis and other pertinent information. We custom engrave Diabetes medical ID jewelry daily at Laurens Hope. Diabetes, also called Diabetes Mellitus, requires constant monitoring and management. There is always a risk of a diabetic emergency, and these events can render people unable to think clearly or self advocate. Wearing a Diabetes medical ID bracelet at all times can help improve the outcome of a diabetic emergency because when first responders know a patient has Diabetes, they are better able to evaluate the situation and provide the right assistance. A DIABETES MEDICAL ID COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE If you or someone you love has Diabetes, medical ID jewelry is a true necessity. We recommend listing your name, diagnosis(es), any medications, all allergies, and emergency contact numbers. Please note that if you are using an insulin pump, listing this device on your medical ID tag is helpful, particularly with smaller, tubeless pumps often being worn in non-traditional pump sites, which makes them easy to miss on initial exam. Here are some samples of what to engrave on your Diabetes medical ID: Its important to note that every custom-engravable medical ID is just that: custom engravable. That means the same Laurens Hope medical ID will work whether you need a medical ID for diabetes, lymphedema, gastric bypass, or any other condition. 95% of first responders report they check the neck and both wrists of unresponsive patients, so despite the type of medical ID you choose, in an emergency, your medical ID may advocate for you. Interchangeable medical ID bracelets: When you opt for an interchangeable medical ID, youre purchasing a bracelet strand with l Continue reading >>

Best Choices For Diabetic's Medical Bracelet Id

Best Choices For Diabetic's Medical Bracelet Id

Dear Dr. Roach • At 62, I was recently diagnosed with central diabetes insipidus, and I am awaiting my first appointment with an endocrinologist to determine what might have caused it, and also to get started on the medication desmopressin. In a few articles I have read about this condition, I saw that it was advisable to get a medical alert bracelet, so I ordered one and got it today. I joined a support group on Facebook, and some of the people on there, including a woman who’s been a nurse for 20 years, recommended NOT putting the word “diabetes” on the bracelet. This is because medical personnel, including EMTs and ER health workers, might stop there and not pay attention to or understand the “insipidus” part. One of my concerns is that in an emergency, the EMT or doctor might start an IV, which could lead to hyponatremia if he or she doesn’t see that the patient is on desmopressin. Many people suggest putting “desmopressin dependent” or “vasopressin deficient” or something other than “diabetic insipidus.” Several people on the support page have said that they or their child has been assumed to have diabetes mellitus and treated as such, and people have been asked about their blood sugar readings at their own doctor’s office. What are your thoughts on this issue? I am completely open to whatever would be the best way to convey the information in an emergency situation. — T.M.H. Answer • The word “diabetes” is from a Greek word meaning “to flow through.” In people with diabetes mellitus (“mellitus” is also from Greek, meaning “sweet”), excess urine is excreted when blood sugars are very high. In diabetes insipidus (from Latin, meaning “tasteless”), sugar levels are normal, but there is excess urine due to lack of or Continue reading >>

Free Medic Alert Bracelets For Diabetes

Free Medic Alert Bracelets For Diabetes

Free medic alert bracelets for those with diabetes are hard to find, but some organizations do offer them as product samples. One such company, American Medical ID (www.AmericanMedical-ID.com) offers tabletop order form displays that include gift certificates so that interested individuals can obtain complimentary necklaces or bracelets. These are targeted toward educators and other healthcare professionals who set up booths at tradeshows or health fairs as promotional giveaway items or to be used as raffle prizes. When ordering, American Medical ID requests information regarding what the particular event is (health fair, tradeshow, etc.) and also requires the date on which the event is to occur. To learn more about the program, contact American Medical ID by calling its toll-free phone number at 1-800-363-5985 or by e-mailing the company using the online contact form on the Web site. Live chat is also featured on this site every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time with online assistants to answer any questions. Cool Med ID Although you may have difficulty finding medic alert bracelets for free, you dont have to spend a lot. At Cool Med ID (www.CoolMedID.com), for instance, you can purchase a wristband starting at only $3.49 plus $2 for shipping. These are produced from a high-quality 100 percent silicone material and feature “DIABETIC” embossed on them, along with the Caduceus medical alert symbol. The text doesnt fade or rub off; they are easy to put on and take of with no clasps to wrestle with; they are hypoallergenic, waterproof, and resistant to stains; and the wristbands come in a huge variety of colors in sizes to fit both children and adults. Free Necklaces The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation at www.DiabetesWellness.net doesn Continue reading >>

Fun And Fashion-forward Medical Id Jewelry

Fun And Fashion-forward Medical Id Jewelry

Fun and Fashion-Forward Medical ID Jewelry Dressing up diabetes isn't limited to supply bags. Case in point: A handful of companies are offering fashionable takes on the traditional medical alert bracelets. Medical ID Fashions , for instance, offers hundreds of handmade bracelets decorated in beads and medal. Abbe Sennet, who started Medical ID Fashions when she had cancer, sees her role as both artist and advocate. "People don't realize they could be in an accident and their purse could be thrown away, and the police might not find their medical card," says Sennet, whose father died after hospital staff-unaware of his medical condition-gave him too much medication. "[People] have to protect themselves in difficult situations," she says. As long as the jewelry you choose has a clear medical plates-say, a metal tag with the Star of Life symbol on it-emergency responders will know that you have specific medical needs. Whether you wear a bracelet or necklace is up to you, but many EMTs look for a bracelet first, says Doug York, NREMT-P, PS, director of the Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. It doesn't much matter which wrist you wear your bracelet on, just that it's easy to find even if you wear other jewelry. Though she's an artist by trade, Sennet is more concerned with the words people put on the bracelet than the style they choose. She says it's absolutely necessary to list your type of diabetes (and if you take insulin), any allergies you have, and an in-case-of-emergency (written as ICE) contact number. From there, add anything paramedics need to know, including noting any implants-think pacemaker or insulin pumps that shouldn't go in an MRI scanner-and whether you've had bariatric surgery, which wil Continue reading >>

Diabetic Medical Alert Charm Bracelet

Diabetic Medical Alert Charm Bracelet

Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount Buy 2 - 3 and get $2.00 off Buy 4 or above and get $3.00 off In case of emergencies, it's wise to wear a diabetic alert accessory so that medical professionals can more quickly provide the appropriate help. Our Medical Alert Charm bracelet is a great way to wear your alert in the most stylish way! Our Diabetic Alert Charm Bracelets are perfect for everyday use in case of emergency. Made with a beautiful link design and heart clasp, plus a jeweled charm. Available in three lovely colors: Silver, Pink and Blue. Link chain with heart lobster claw clasp We want to ensure you love your bracelet, so if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, contact us and we will issue you a full refund. I am happy with the item and wear it daily It was better then I thought It would be, it was heavy and the clasp will make sure I never loss it. Posted by Deborah Johnston on Jan 25th 2018 It was everything I hoped it would be. Very classy Posted by Linda Batterman on Jan 25th 2018 Very nice Bracelet . Good for Medics & Person's who need tp know of my Condition . I got my bracelet and I love it. I've gotten complements on it. It's beautiful and practical. I wear it everyday.thanks I love my my new diabetic charm bracelet. I love the style. Thank you for designing it. Better Quality than I expected. Thank you so much I ordered the bracket and the necklace was suppose to be free but I was charged for both. The chain on the necklace is to small for my neck. The bracket fits perfectly. I've reviewed many comments on the bracket and I wear it everywhere I go. If the chain for the necklace were made longer I would reorder. Love the bracelet but it could be bigger could hardly get it f Continue reading >>

Terms And Definitions For Your Diabetic Bracelet

Terms And Definitions For Your Diabetic Bracelet

Simple ways to engrave your conditions and meds so first responders know what to do and what not to do. DIABETES 1 or DIABETES 2—Every worldwide Diabetes Organizations strongly recommends using Arabic Numbers instead of Roman Numerals for "type" catagories to avoid serious mistakes. Diabetic Abbreviations: DI (Diabetes Insipidus) DM (Diabetes Mellitus) GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus) Engraving Examples: DIABETES 2-ON MEDS JANE DOE ICE: 555-555-1212 Don’t forget: Include other serious medical conditions and meds. See the ADA for more help... To buy a diabetic ID bracelet through the ADA and have Medical ID Fashions contribute directly for all products purchased, please go to Shop Diabetes Store and select the Medical ID Fashions ad for over 600 bracelet styles—the most complete line of diabetic bracelets anywhere. The ADA thanks you for your support. How the ADA works with Medical ID Fashions: Please go to Diabetes-ADA on this website for how Medical ID Fashions works hand-in-hand with the ADA to help diabetes patients all over the world. • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States. Fact Sheet, Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services, 2014. • Mayo Clinic: DM1 Complications August 02, 2014 (accessed May 2016) Why do diabetics need a medical bracelet? People with diabetes can have a number of symptoms such as confusion, slurred speech, unconsciousness and lack of coordination. Sometimes these symptoms can come on rapidly without warning. Your slurred speech and lack of coordination could give the appearance of being drunk to police, and you may end up in jail instead of a hospital. In any accident, if you’re unconscious and can’t speak for you Continue reading >>

Medical Alert Bracelets, Necklaces & Id Jewellery. Stay Safe! | Mediband Nz

Medical Alert Bracelets, Necklaces & Id Jewellery. Stay Safe! | Mediband Nz

We started on a personal mission to make Medical ID bracelets cool - so that kids would wear them. Because 'you must wear this for your safety' doesn't work. (Who knew!) Boring and medical becomes cool and wearable. Health and safety awareness becomes an everyday, wearable lifesaver. We aspire to rigid standards of quality. We seek out craftsmanship. We love creativity. Every experience with us should be easy. From browsing to choosing the message and colours you want. From payment to order fulfilment. Whether you're looking for custom silicone medical ID bracelets, jewellery, wallet cards or other Mediband products, your interaction should feel intuitive and inspiring. And rest assured, all products undergo high-stress testing and pass all relevant safety tests. Mediband is scrupulous in making your online shopping safe. We offer secure payment options for a seamless experience. We accept major credit cards - VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club in addition to local payment options like PayPal. Your transactions are encrypted and we do not keep your credit card details on file. Safety - across the board - is our watchword. Our range is huge! We offer medical identification products in a range of colours and modes to suit men, women and kids. We understand everyone has different 'fashion' needs and you will find a medical ID item to suit your life, gender and style. Classic silicone wristbands, elegant designs, or bold, primary colours. Jewellery, wallet cards and more. Can't find something? We'll customise. We offer regular & express shipping for your medical alert ID bracelets and other health & safety items to all countries including Australia, USA and UK & NZ. Your order will be dispatched within 48 hours of payment, but delivery times may vary within Continue reading >>

Tattoos Replacing Medical-alert Bracelets For Those With Diabetes, Other Ailments

Tattoos Replacing Medical-alert Bracelets For Those With Diabetes, Other Ailments

NAPLES, Fla. - The first time Jimbo Carriero died, it lasted only a few minutes. "I didn't see the white lights everyone talks about, but I sure got an overwhelming feeling of total bliss," Carriero said of complications following a stent procedure after a heart attack in September 2008. "It was beautiful, just a beautiful feeling, like all my bills had been paid." So the next time, he wants to stay there. The 52-year-old owner of Body Branding Tattoo Emporium in Naples had "Do Not Resuscitate" tattooed on his chest a year later. He is among a growing number of people who want a more permanent medical alert. The Canadian Medical Association Journal reported in May that medical tattooing appears to be increasing, partly because the often-pricey medical alert bracelets can be lost or broken, some people prefer tattoos, and others can't wear jewelry at work. The journal detailed tattoos for diabetes, blood types and end-of-life wishes. Like Carriero, Spencer Cootware nearly died. After a day of fishing on Dec. 29, the 50-year-old Naples bail bondsman felt the worst pain he'd ever experienced, "like an alien crawling out of my back." Clutching his cellphone, he dialed 911 and shouted for help as he fell to the floor at home. He'd suffered a ruptured aorta. After that, he bought a medical alert card for his wallet and a bracelet and dog tag with his medical information stored on a USB device. "I don't want them to do unnecessary surgery," Cootware said of emergency medical technicians and doctors, adding that it was corrected with medication. Last week, he took a more permanent step: A medical tattoo on his right wrist with the words "Medical Alert: Type B Thoracic Aortic Aneurism." "If I'm incapacitated and can't talk, they would do a screen of my body and see the aneurysm Continue reading >>

Diabetes Medical Alert Bracelets, Medical Alert Dog Tags, Medical Alert Pendants

Diabetes Medical Alert Bracelets, Medical Alert Dog Tags, Medical Alert Pendants

Medical ID Bracelets, Medical ID Tags, Medical ID Necklaces – Custom or Pre-engraved! The American College of Emergency Physicians advises people to “carry an emergency medical ID card or wear medical ID jewelry if they have a health condition, allergy, implanted device or if they are taking medications that might be life-threatening.” If you or a loved one has Diabetes, Shop Now for your Diabetes Medical Alert Bracelets, Dog Tags or Necklaces. Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With Diabetes Type 1, your body does not make insulin. With Diabetes Type 2, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have pre-diabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having pre-diabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting Diabetes Type 2. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes. Blood tests can show if you have Diabetes. One type of test, the A1C, can also check on how you are managing your Diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your blood glucose level and take medicine if prescribed. Our Diabetes medical alert bracelets, medical ID or necklaces are critically important and may save your life in an emergency situation. If you are ever hurt or in Continue reading >>

Which Medical Id Bracelet Is Right For You?

Which Medical Id Bracelet Is Right For You?

Living with diabetes requires vigilance. Monitoring your condition daily and taking medications prescribed by your doctor are both vital to your health. Even with proper management, medical situations or emergencies are still possible. Medical ID bracelets can come in handy during times of crisis, especially if you aren’t able to direct the person caring for you. A medical ID bracelet often does double duty. Not only can they be fashionable pieces of jewelry, but they also contain information about your condition and your emergency contact information. In some instances, wearing this simple accessory can mean the difference between immediate care and prolonged trial and error during treatment. According to a survey by American Medical ID, approximately 95 percent of responders look for a medical ID in an emergency situation. The survey also found that more than 75 percent of doctors look for an ID when assessing someone. Although medical information can be included on a number of different accessory items, such as necklaces or key chains, the survey found that about 95 percent of people check the wrist first. What information should you include on your medical ID bracelet? To ensure its efficiency, it’s important that you include all relevant medical information on your ID bracelet. You should include: the type of diabetes you have whether you take insulin any allergies you may have an in-case-of-emergency phone number (also known as an ICE number) any implants, such as a pacemaker or insulin pump, that shouldn’t go in an MRI scanner any other pertinent medical information Our top 10 medical ID bracelets There are many types of ID bracelets on the market today. Some have traditional features, such as a simple engraved plate with a chain. Waterproof and sweatproof Continue reading >>

Importance Of Wearing A Medical Alert Bracelet With Diabetes

Importance Of Wearing A Medical Alert Bracelet With Diabetes

Medical alert bracelets enable rapid identification of patients with a number of illnesses, including diabetes, which can make them unable to communicate their illness to others, according to Shamai Grossman, M.D., Director of the Cardiac Emergency Center and Clinical Decision Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center). How They’re Beneficial for People with Diabetes Medical alert bracelets can be extremely important for people with diabetes. Should you have a low blood glucose reaction and suddenly become confused or unresponsive, the bracelet allows immediate identification of the problem to both bystanders and paramedics. The sooner the low blood glucose reactions can be identified, the sooner they can be treated. Emergency department personnel also use medical alert bracelets to rapidly identify people with diabetes, particularly when they may not be able to express that they have diabetes on their own. On arrival to an emergency department, one of the routine parts of the evaluation of the critically ill, unconscious, or disoriented patients is to remove their clothing to inspect the body for a cause of their sudden alteration, Grossman says. In these situations, medical alert bracelets can be invaluable as a time saver. Information People with Diabetes Should Put on a Medical Alert Bracelet The message on your medical alert bracelet should be concise and to the point. “Diabetes” should be engraved boldly on one side. The other side of the bracelet can have other information such as “insulin dependent” or “medication controlled,” he says. Other important information can include: An emergency contact number The name of your physician A referral to another Continue reading >>

Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Wearing Medical Alert Bracelets

Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Wearing Medical Alert Bracelets

At one time in America, medical alert bracelets were extremely popular. They were a quick way to alert medical professionals as to whether or not we had a medical condition in the event we were incapacitated and physically unable to do so verbally. While a lot of advancements have come about since the medical alert bracelet, should we still wear one if we have diabetes? I’ll be the first to admit that I do not wear a medical alert bracelet. Perhaps I should but to me, it brings about too much attention. Even when I was in the military, I did not wear my red medical dog tags because I did not want people to know that I had a “medical condition.” Why? Because of the stigma that is often associated with diabetics. Looking at the situation now, I can see where there may be times when we NEED to let people know that we have diabetes. Car accidents happen daily and in the case of a bad accident that leaves us unconscious or on the verge of death, you bet that we want to let those around us, particularly the medical personnel, know that we have diabetes. What better way to do this than by wearing a medical alert bracelet? The decision to do surgery or the medications that we are given largely depends on our blood sugar levels. The risk of infection and failure for our bodies to heal are all concerns when you have diabetes. I think that it’s safe to say that none of us were happy when we first found out that we had diabetes. The words “you’re a diabetic” or “you have diabetes” can sound like a death sentence and while we … This time of year, I always like to look back at the previous year and reflect on the people and the events that shaped me; giving thanks for what I have learned and reflecting on what I would like to … Continue reading >>

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