Medical bracelets

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-06-25 15:33:10 -0500
Started 2010-01-29 22:50:23 -0600

Even if you are not severe diabetic do u reccomend a medical bracelet? What if your pre-diabetic, do u still reccomend one? Just a curious thought.

15 replies

spiritwalker 2010-01-30 20:39:02 -0600 Report

If you have a Walmart in your area check with the pharmacy.
Our local Walmart has samples of medical Alert items.
They give you a form. You fill it out with the type of Medical
information needed and send it in. They said it takes a couple
of weeks to get it back. If you like more of a sporty look go to:

giojuju 2010-01-30 19:00:52 -0600 Report

wow u guys really got to me. ive been thinking of getting one or not but now that i read it is very important to get one for me and my son who has food allergies and asthma, but they are a little expensive? thanks guys for opening my eyes wider

MAYS 2010-01-30 21:19:59 -0600 Report

Don't hesitate to get them, they are priceless.
The choice is yours Tag, Bracelet, Pendant, USB .
Try the USB ones, the info that you can place on them is unlimited, medical, personal, your photo for identification purposes, medical insurance info etc. .

Click on this link :

2010-06-25 15:33:10 -0500 Report

There are affordable id's out there - I've seen some for under $10. I work for a jewelry company that produces medical id's and our prices on medical id's and there are very few medical id's in our stock that are under that $10 mark, but there are plenty of good, quality id's available in the $10 - $25 price range. Some even come pre-engraved with "diabetes" or "food allergies" so that you don't have to spend extra on engraving details. The site is but, if you can't find something there that meets your budget, I would suggest looking at your local CVS or Walgreens; I've seen cheaper id's there. Hope this helps!

2010-01-30 18:31:39 -0600 Report

Type2 here and i wear mine. I have a BAD habit of not eating and running all day and then the dizziness and lightheaded comes in; I travel alone alot so I have to be prepared. Of course, now, I have had it on so long that I forget it is there, but I know the minute it isn't…lol

spiritwalker 2010-01-30 17:01:16 -0600 Report

I feel its important. The first thing medics look for is an
ID tag . If you faint or go into a coma or have a seizure.
They need to know the cause before they can treat.
They need to know medical condition, allergies, ect.
Have a card in your wallet or purse doesn't help. They
won't go looking.

MAYS 2010-01-30 07:28:31 -0600 Report

Another rather unique use of the USB Type of this device is in the use of identification purposes in small children, medically and physically impared individuals and senior citizens in case they are lost or injured personal contact info can also be stored as well as medical info.

1968LeeLie 2010-01-30 06:08:21 -0600 Report

As for wearing a bracelet, dog tag, or any other form of Health related Identification device, in my opinion, is well worth the hassel of not wearing one, especially if you may travel thru the states or internationally. Again this is just my personal opinion. I would much rather be safe than sorry, way before they do something that could be detrimental to my health or possibly fatal.

MAYS 2010-01-30 05:09:57 -0600 Report

Bracelet, Dog Tag, Pin or Card, if you are a Diabetic Type 1 or 2, Insulin taking or not, you should have in your possession something that identifies you as one with emergency contact information, Blood Glucose Levels which are too high or too low can trigger reactions in your body which may cause a medical emergency, you can pass out, hit your head, become unconcious, Blood Pressure Levels can skyrocket causing other issues, an Emergency is just that, an Emergency.
Fashionably inclined, they come in all shapes, sizes and designs but they all serve the same purpose, Emergency Personal Information Access (Be Safe Not Sorry).

MAYS 2010-01-30 04:51:02 -0600 Report

The answer to each question is YES.
There is another device which you may see to be just as helpful, it's a Diabetic Dog Tag which is also a USB thumb drive wich stores your information both medical and personal in case of an emergency and can be accessed via a computer should you not be able to give such.
Check it out, here is the link, always be safe, not sorry !

imsuzie2 2010-01-30 03:22:58 -0600 Report

I broke out from the metal one I tried to wear, so carry it in my purse. A lot of good it does, right? I think a lot depends on whether or not you are on insulin. S2