Medical Alert ID

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2011-10-11 23:19:34 -0500
Started 2008-08-04 12:50:54 -0500


I see in the news all the time where a driver of a car had a diabetic episode and the police or first responders don't know what the trouble is. It made me start looking for an ID bracelet. I found this site, where you can build your own. Thought it might come in handy. You can get a great deal on multiple bracelets, so if you have friends, you can share the costs too. Very nice.

13 replies

saber32 2011-10-11 23:19:34 -0500 Report

I got mine at walgreens for $20.00 and it was shipped free to the store I paid $21.57 after tax for mine i got 3 of them the same time

TsalagiLenape 2011-10-11 22:32:42 -0500 Report

When newly diagnosed, I attenede a meal planning class for diabetics. Out of the 30 or so people there for it, I was the only one wearing an ID bracelet. If you cant afford the one from American Medical ID I know that Rite Aides and Walmarts have them. So get one asap. Will save your life and others. Hugs

2011-10-11 17:14:33 -0500 Report

I got my i.d bracelet a while ago. 2 days after I received it, I was on the freeway & I went into a hypoglycemic episode and I had to pull over. Thank god there was Hwy Patrolman behind me. He followed me to the side of the fwy, he thought I was drunk, but he saw my i.d bracelet. He called for the rescue squad. I'm glad that I was wearing that bracelet. Evn non insulin dependent diabetics should have some type of noticeable i.d.. I'm not insulin dependent but I had not eaten anything for over a week and still taking my meds.

MewElla 2011-10-11 17:36:39 -0500 Report

I wear my medicalert bracelet 24/7 and thankful I have it, especially when I had low blood sugar spells.

2011-10-11 17:46:46 -0500 Report

That's what happen to me while I was driving. I actually passed out behind the wheel. Now for me that's scary!!

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-10-11 14:33:07 -0500 Report

Thank you for the great information, I really never thought of a bracelet, I do carry my info in my wallet. I'm going to that site right now and get started. Valentine Lady

lmkilday 2011-06-30 23:20:28 -0500 Report

I like the elastic band with the ID that can be taken off and put on another band color. The ID has my name and family emergency contact phone #, "diabetic", and has my doctor's name and phone number on the back.

GabbyPA 2008-08-05 13:12:38 -0500 Report

I got my ID today. My mom said she feels much better now that I have one. I did a simple one with just "Diabetic" listed on the back. I have a card I fill out with all my info and that is where I will have all the details. I feel better having on. I don't suffer lows (I am grateful) but you never know.

Caliafiosgram62 2011-10-11 14:44:44 -0500 Report

I got my bracelet years ago and I hated to wear it. Then I bought some glass beads and made a bracelet to hold it. Now I have an assortment and change the look to go with different outfits. And now- I know a lot of folks who wear the medical IDs and I make the bracelets for them. They just tell me what colors to use and let me get creative.

morris.js 2008-08-05 01:45:32 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby,
You know my feelings from past discussions…LOL I feel it is mandatory for all Diabetics on insulin or not to carry some form of medical information.
I not only wear medical alert jewlry, but also carry an information card in my wallet with all medical information including past surgeries, allergies, medications taken and dosages, doctor contact numbers, and emergency family contact info.
Thank you for your continuing effort to share things such as this!!

patti 2008-08-05 01:17:39 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby
this is the one I wear. You can build it yourself and list all allergies meds and update at any time. I have a bracelet style and it is a life saver!