A Great Alternative to Medical Alert Jewelry

By Latest Reply 2011-06-30 23:12:46 -0500
Started 2009-01-04 08:28:17 -0600

I did a web search for medical alert options, and found engravable key chains, All different kinds, with or without the medical alert symbol. Put whatever you want. Then make a printout of medications and illnesses, and any special needs, laminate and put in your wallet. My husbands job involves all kinds of situations where he could get snagged by jewelry or worse. Plus, he just plain won't wear it but agreed to this.

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lmkilday 2011-06-30 23:12:46 -0500 Report

American Medical ID sells a flash drive for your medical history. The flash drive is worn on a chain that you can wear around your neck. I ordered my bracelet from them because i have a nickel allergy and they had a elastic band bracelet that I could attach the engraved ID. I put my name, that I am diabetic, my family's contact number and on the back of the ID is my doctor's name and phone number.

caragypsy 2009-01-04 21:12:26 -0600 Report

This is a wonderful idea. I could put one on my walker.

2009-01-05 04:47:20 -0600 Report

I found a terrific website for an ID card; medid.com, and It has all the pertinant information to fill in, health conditions, doctors informations, medication, contacts, allergies, addresses and phone numbers for all; So I filled out the form, printed it on photo paper(with 8 copies) put one, lge. on the fridge, one in Jims wallet and one in mine. One in all glove compartments. One for work,etc. And saved to my computer, The photo paper is reasonable and durable, can even wipe of with damp rag gently. Anyway, I finally completed two things I needed to do, an alert ID card and something to attach to Jim or anything he is with. He works on phone poles, in attacks, basements and with electrical power. He isn't always outside he is also inside working on phones and dsl. But, jewelry could be dangerous. I know that rings are very dangerous with electricians or people who handle electrical wires, so I am cautious, what can I say; I love my man.

2009-01-04 10:20:34 -0600 Report

This is a great idea. I should check into this for myself. I use several meds and have several different medical problems, and this would come in handy if I were taken to the hospital and they needed my medical info in a hurry. Especially if I were away from home and not close to my regular hospital or doctor.

Anngelia 2009-01-04 09:19:56 -0600 Report

Everyone recognizes the medic alert symbol. So emergency personel know to check it for medical conditions. The jewelry medic alert sells also has a phone number so that you can get all the needed information. Not just medical conditions but phone numbers for your family, your doctor, any alergies and much more.

I've had a medic alert bracelet for 39 years and twice it has been used by medical personel. I understand not wanting to wear jewlery but I would at least carry a medic alert card because of all the information they store.

Anonymous 2009-01-04 09:13:36 -0600 Report

I think emt's would have to be trained or told to look for key chains and tatoos. I wear the dog tags from the Bayer/Jonas site. It is stylish and cool looking. I put it on a silver chain and I like it.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-04 09:32:55 -0600 Report

Right now I just got a new dog tag for Christmas. I had to have it updated with my kidney transplant. It to me is not that fashionable, but what the heck if it could save my life I"ll wear it…Debe

2009-01-04 09:47:36 -0600 Report

I gave up, I have tried for over 2 months to order, from the bayer, Jonas site. I wanted to cause I knew where the money was going. But I wanted to order more than one, and everytime I try, I get fed up, cause it just switches to the next one I pick instead of adding on. I think that it will be noticed; especially wearing hanging in front. Also if worn on a purse, unless you are just not observant, and most EMTs are trained for looking for alert jewelry. I have a lot of friends that I have known for years who are EMTs, and I asked one, and their training has to be updated each year, because of new situations and things to look for. I feel that if he will not wear jewelry and the risk his work would cause from wearing it, that this still is an alternative. At least for now, he is still in denial.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-04 08:57:29 -0600 Report

I think this could work for me even though I don't drive anymore. I can put this on my purses strap and hope a parimedic know to look for it. The parimedics here in my town know me, dued to I used to work in the ER. But out of town, I wood be afraid. Claudia, make sure Jims work knows he is diabetic and had the keychain on him. Also imform them all his information is on him at the time. This is good to bring up again. I not only carry all my info, but its in the glove compartment , my insulin bag, my Mother carries it. My Brother in Pittsburgh has both my mothers and mine too. Good point you brought up again. Never to late to keep stressing this…Thanks, Debe

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