I hate to make this a BIG issue, but it's getting to be one all on it's own. Do you wear a medical alert ID? Why/why not? I have had one since I was diagnosed 13 years ago,. This year my bracelet broke, and I went looking for a new one...searched all the sites, including ebay etc. I can't believe how much they want for a simple, (be it ugly) bracelet.If I give up paying for testing strips one month, I may be able to squeek one out of my very tight budget, The information on my old bracelet is inaccurate after so many years, so I need to replace the whole thing.But I can see that's going to be very tough. Does anyone know of a place you can order or buy one from for less than $20? Please let me know...I feel perfectly vulnerable with out it,
This is the one I have:
Cheap and can wear it during exercise, work, going out, etc..
I like to have one because if anything would ever happen when I'm away from home, this would be the only way others would know I have diabetes.
Mm, we were responding at the same time! I had one of those when I ran cross country in high school since the officials said that my metal one was jewelry!
I've never gotten one but that one certainly does inspire me. Thanks!
Great site, I checked it out & I love those bracelets. Was going to order one, but they have a seven minimum order! :(
I've lost mine before and what I did in the interim was make a dog tag at the local pet store that had my information on it. I don't know if they have machines near you that will do that, but it worked really well for me. So well, that I didn't replace it until that was stolen when I was traveling.
I had it on a nice chain and tucked under my shirt, so it looked like a fashion tag, not something for a pet. Perhaps it is a possibility, because I have never seen a good medical bracelet for under $30.
Absolutely. I think its a great idea for anyone who has medical circumstances that emergency responders need to be aware of in the event of a serious issue. I've been wearing one since I was diagnosed. It's a cheap little Medic Alert silver-link bracelet that I'll occasionally get complements on, which cracks me up. Frankly, I'd rather wear dog-tags, but I think a bracelet will be seen first.
If you are struggling financially to get yours replaced, send me a personal message and I'll happily buy you one.
I always wear one. If I can't tell people, my bracelet will.
I like these. They are cheap and cute.
I wear two. Dog tag around neck I wear all the time. And also when cycling a wrist band also with all the details on it.
Cost wise, for a while I used to use cheap ebay stamped dog tags, cost £6 here ($9) but am guessing someone on ebay US side could probably do them cheaper still. Nothing fancy though, just stamped on Name, Diabetic, Insulin, Address.
I guess I am kind of paranoid about this. I only wear the dog tag and it is very specific: name, Type 1, insulin and pump type, plus "SEE WALLET CARD." I carry a card with my full name, how to contact my spouse, all my scrips, insulin type, pump and sensor info.
I just looked to replace mine, as the insulin type has changed and agree--they have gotten expensive.
I wear one, and 2 out of the 4 conditions listed are wrong. I've put off getting a new one because I don't want to replace the new one when I get the two diagnoses I've been waiting for, but it still makes me nervous. The most important (that I'm severely allergic to nuts) is on there, so that counts for something, though.
Mine's a MedicAlert chain-link bracelet. It can not be destroyed and I never take it off.
It's not cheap, but I just ordered a MedicAlert watch, which says Diabetes, Insulin Dependent, Celiac Disease. You have to join the MedicAlert foundation to buy this watch, but medics here and all over the world can call them for details on my conditions and medications, including the insulin types I use. I haven't needed such a call in the past, hopefully I won't need one in the future, but you don't get to plan your emergencies.