By keishaf Latest Reply 2014-03-30 17:35:06 -0500
Started 2014-03-20 07:14:43 -0500

So I wanted to know if yall wear a medical bracelet and what I looks like I ordered one and my mom saw it and told me that if some thing happened people wont know that ita a medical bracelet bc its cute lol but my thought is a perimetic would no bc thats where they first look and it says diabetic on it

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Softballmom1609 2014-03-30 17:35:06 -0500 Report

Does anyone know of any place to get a free or low cost medical ID bracelet for diabetes? I've tried to find places online but haven't located much information.

GabbyPA 2014-03-20 11:52:59 -0500 Report

As long as it has the insignia on it and it's also good to have a description of what the medical issue is somewhere on it as well, then you should be good. They look for those, and once you are trained to look, you find it much easier than other people would. Shoot, even I tend to pick them out when I see them now, just because I am familiar with them.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-20 10:45:55 -0500 Report

Your mother is wrong. As a former EMT who worked in the field for 10 years, we would recognize it. The one I have is Titanium and looks like the Tiffany Bracelet with the heart. The heart has the medical emblem on the front and my information on the back. My sister and I sell Stainless Steel Jewelry so I ordered the bracelet wholesale. I ordered the heart emblem from American Medical ID and it came with a rig to attach it to the bracelet. American Medical ID has the bracelet for about 60.00 I got mine cheaper. To buy the bracelet retail it runs about $175-200 bucks depending on the jewelry store. I bought a thin Titanium chain and when I don't want to wear the bracelet, I put the heart on the chain and wear it under my clothing.

dagger1234 2014-03-20 10:21:56 -0500 Report

I wanted to get one too but thought the cheaper ones are ugly and the nicer ones are too expensive. What I did was googled free medical id print outs, filled them in and put them in my purse etc

keishaf 2014-03-20 09:02:05 -0500 Report

Mine looks like a charm bracelet but it only has one charm on it and it says diabetic

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-20 10:49:10 -0500 Report

I put charms on one a lady was wearing. She bought the charms to us at the Flea Market and she had the charms she wanted. She said her mom was recovering from breast cancer so I added a pink ribbon charm to her bracelet. I didn't charge her for the charm because she paid to have the charms put on the bracelet and she is a diabetic. If you add charms make sure the Diabetic emblem is the largest of the charms. She loved her bracelet.

ashley50 2014-03-20 08:55:19 -0500 Report

Mine is cute too, it has pearls around the id part. Im sure they will know

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-20 10:52:44 -0500 Report

If the emblem is clearly visible it should be noticed. If the pearls stand out more than the emblem odds are it won't be noticed because it would look like any other bracelet. I saw one a woman had all kinds of charms to hers and the emblem was the smallest thing on the bracelet. She didn't want it to be noticeable. It looked like an ordinary bracelet. She had to look through every charm to find it. I hope nothing happens because no one would know she was wearing a diabetic bracelet.

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