I was diagnosed with Type 2 two years ago. The first year, I was "good" and wore a Medic Alert medallion around my neck (don't like bracelets). It was always uncomfortable and I stopped wearing it after about a year. I still carry the card in my wallet. At this point, I'm not on insulin (using Byetta), my sugars have been under control, and I've never had a hypoglycemic episode. While some advocate that everyone should wear alert jewelry, it seems a bit overkill to me. Please help - what objective criteria can help determine when it really is necessary?
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