So I was planning on getting a medical-related tattoo for the last 6 years before my DM diagnosis. I love medicine to the point that I couldn't work in any other field, hence a tattoo ;). A few months after my Type 1 diagnosis, I want to shape this tattoo into an alert, but I still want to make it my own... Medicine as a career and something that now defines my day-to-day life.

As a teenager I wanted the Caduceus, not knowing that it really is a commercial symbol, not the true Greek origin for medicine.

Obviously the rod/staff of Ascelpius would help EMTs/ healthcare professionals identify the med alert best. But for some reason, I just don't like it by itself or into the hexagon thing (I have no idea what that is called).

The new international symbol: blue hollow circle could also alert someone. Do you guys think the new symbol is universal enough yet?

I would put Type 1 Diabetes around whatever symbol I choose...

What do you have?

Women: What do you have? Feminine enough?

If you haven't already noticed, I spend a lot of time/thought on my tattoos!

Thanks!

Views: 9892

Attachments:

Replies to This Discussion

RSS

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Spare A Rose, Save A Child for Valentines Day

Here’s a new way to celebrate Valentines Day: Buy a dozen roses, spare the cost of one (about $5) and donate to IDF’s Life for a Child program. By doing this, you will help children in need of life saving insulin. Those of Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service