Awesome idea!

By ashleyrose2092 Latest Reply 2014-01-16 16:31:40 -0600
Started 2014-01-13 20:04:56 -0600

I had an awesome idea I think! I know that as a diabetic I'm suppose to have something on my incase of an accident and so on so EMT's know I'm diabetic and so on. Well my idea is a diabetic tattoo!!! Does anyone have one? I was thinking of creating a design and putting it on my wrist :) opinions?
I was also thinking it would be a major step for me because I always find myself trying to be in denial about it all I struggle with it. Some days I'm good and feel good about it other days it sucks.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-14 11:27:31 -0600 Report

As a former EMT, we were not trained to look at or for tattoos. I have treated a lot of people with tattoos and never paid attention to them. I recently was talking to a paramedic friend who is now an EMT instructor if diabetic or other medical tattoss were a good idea. He said they do not train EMT/Paramedics to look at or for tattos because these days people have them all over their bodies. They are trained to treat the symptoms not look for tattoos.

I have a Tiffiany style Titanium medical alert braclet that has a heart charm and is very stylish. Most people who admire it are shocked to learn it is my medical alert bracelet. I also downloaded ICE (In Case Of Emergency) App on my droid. It has the medical alert emblem and when you open the app, it has all of my medical information. All of my friends are aware of the app and if I am out with them, I unlock my phone should they need that information.

Yerachmiel 2014-01-14 07:26:18 -0600 Report

Sometime during my youth I though it would be a great idea to get as many medical alert type symbols on me as possible: a neckless, a bracelet on each arm and same for the legs, tatoo on the for head and a full time butler with all medical info in his computer and a set of loud speakers for the glucose sensor alerts

brent1023 2014-01-14 00:39:53 -0600 Report

I got one! Left inner forearm traditional medical symbol i have diabetic on the top the one one side of the symbol i have "t" the other a "1" and under it i have the date of one year after my diagnosis in old English font go to diabetes advocate. Com a pic of mine is on there and alot of others

brent1023 2014-01-14 01:15:30 -0600 Report

The website is scroll down and click on the tattoo tab

ashleyrose2092 2014-01-15 21:51:44 -0600 Report

I like it Brent! I wish I could upload pictures on this to show the one I want! It'll be above my wrist with a red heart and the diabetic ribbon goin through it and I haven't figured out how I want to incorporate the type 2 part

ashleyrose2092 2014-01-13 22:40:21 -0600 Report

Ya what I'm getting would say what type I am I'm very classy about my tattoos and more reserved :) I'm not for flashy or gody

kejo 2014-01-13 21:25:16 -0600 Report

"Type 1 diabetes memes" on fb… Literally has several options of diabetic tattoos!

kimfing 2014-01-13 20:50:30 -0600 Report

I was thinking of the universal symbol for diabetes, but when a first responder friend of mine didn't recognize the symbol i decided against it. Why waste the $?

dagger1234 2014-01-13 20:45:36 -0600 Report

I think it's fine but don't make it a big absurd one lolZ make it a nice small one and add something with it, make it something nice and symbolic.

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