Diagnosed in Jan 2009

By dmk Latest Reply 2010-03-10 07:32:15 -0600
Started 2009-09-21 02:52:16 -0500

I was diagnosed this past Jan as being Type 2 diabetic. Is it wrong to not feel like I'm that medically bad as Type 1 daibetics? I wear a medic alert bracelet but sometimes feel that I am not as high on the list as a Type 1 diabetic and maybey should not wear it. I take about 4 medications for my illness, so I feel the need to wear one in case of an emergency. Am I a fraud for wearing one for Type 2 diabetes?

8 replies

Sheri S
Sheri S 2009-09-21 19:51:09 -0500 Report

I have been a Type 1 diabetic for 41 years. All diabetics regardless of being Type 1 or 2 can experience highs and lows…ID is a must have in case of emergency…if you haven't already at some point you will probably experience a time when you have a low and can't tell others how to help…like the others said it could save your life.

Alicia039 2009-09-21 23:05:18 -0500 Report

I have Type 2 and was diagnosed last summer. As soon as I was diagnosed and was put on meds I got a bracelet. My mother, father and grandmother all have/had diabetes Type 2 and had a bracelet.
My mother passed away 4 years ago due to complications from her diabetes and that bracelet help her on numerous occasions.

Sheri S
Sheri S 2009-09-22 22:30:21 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear of the loss of you mother…but nice job to the family for wearing their bracelets!

When I was younger I didn't want people to see the standard silver ID bracelets and know that I was a diabetic…young and foolish…now I am older and hope someone sees the bracelet if I need help…

I actually purchased a gold bracelet and gold medi-alert charm about 10 years ago at a jewelry store before a trip to Las Vegas and I wear it 24/7…I've never needed to use it but I never take it off. Nice to know they do work in an emergency.


dmk 2010-03-10 07:32:15 -0600 Report

thank you for the responses…I have avoided coming back as I have firgured out I am in denial about my diagnoses…I do not feel that it is a serious as type 1 ,but I have been taking my blood glucose for the past several months and have finally given over to the fact that I am diabetic…so i will be back for support.

mamaoak 2009-09-21 18:36:38 -0500 Report

I ware one as well i am tpye 2 and am off all meds my sugars still go low and if something happens people will know how to treat you in an emergency. and you are not a fraud.

hbkunkel 2009-09-21 16:30:27 -0500 Report

You are absolutely not a fraud for wearing the medic alert bracelet. I have been told many times to get one and have put it off and shouldn't. If something happens and friends or loved ones aren't around then you will get the help you need and deserve. You are good to have it on regardless of what others think or say. Living as a diabetic - t1 or t2 is not easy so we need all the help we can get.

Jipwhip 2009-09-21 12:33:53 -0500 Report

No you are not a fraud. Wearing a medic alert bracelet can save your live if something should happen to you and nobody is around to tell the helping people you are diabetic. Because you could be treat wrongly for something you don't have. I always wear one when I go out and it did save my life when I had a seizure.

Crazymommyof5 2009-09-21 03:18:31 -0500 Report

I wear one when i am going out especially if i am without my family that knows because i am always concerned that if anything does happen people will know

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