Because I am on insulin I am going to get a medical id bracelet. I've had several lows although I'm so new I can easily tell when I'm low(although there has been one or two instances where I'm surprised at my low numbers). What should I inscribe on a bracelet besides "diabetic"? I notice that most bracelets will engrave more than one line of information. What is important to list?

Thank you so much!

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In 1984, Medic Alert recommended putting "Takes Insulin" on the bracelet. I beleive now they want "Type 1 Diabetes" if you are type 1. Your page indicates you are type 1 or LADA, so I would say "Type 1 Diabetic,"rather than "takes insulin".

Definitely any allergies.

Possibly religion.
Treatments should be different if you were christian scientist. If you were jehovah's witness, they probably wouldn't give you a blood transfustion. If you are LDS, you might want a healing blessing or something.

If you get medic alert, specifically, they will have suggestions of what you could put. Personal information like your name and existing doctor are maintained by Medic Alert, so you wouldn't have to put that on the tag.

I keep all mine on a Road ID (which I mentioned in another thread here recently). Road ID allows for six lines of info, though many folks often put little optimistic phrases along the last line. I did not do that:

MICHAEL A MCCLURE (1958)
CALABASAS, CA 91302 USA
BETH - XXX-XXX-XXXX WIFE
HOME - XXX-XXX-XXXX
-- TYPE 1 DIABETIC --
CODEINE ALLERGY BITCHES!

I ride a lot with an EMT, and he said they (he and all of his EMT bubs) would take great, GREAT care of me if they ever saw that bracelet. :)

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