ID Bracelet's that won't stay on!

By ccritch Latest Reply 2014-02-12 19:03:01 -0600
Started 2010-06-28 07:58:04 -0500

I have purchased several during my years as a diabetic. However, they are frustrating when the little rings that connect to the plate keep coming off! any suggestions on how to tighten or keep from coming off, I have had it with these silly rings! I probably messed it up with so much squeezing with plyers. LOL I can't figure it out! why does it keep happening, I am not tugging and it is loose I don't wear it tight so why?

Any suggestions

10 replies

GabbyPA 2014-02-12 19:03:01 -0600 Report

Those used to bug me too and I finally purchased one that has two lobster claws on my plate. It cost me only $20 and it has worked for me great for going on 3 years now.

TopazDee 2014-02-12 06:38:00 -0600 Report

I was going to ask if Diabetic aware bracelets were recommended I have been thinking about getting a medic Aware ID as I also have C.O.P.D. and if I am taken ill away from home must be able to let medics know I need a special oxygen mask and to alert them to my Diabetes.
Comments Welcomed
Love and Light Dee x

Mr. Hummer
Mr. Hummer 2010-06-29 08:44:14 -0500 Report

If you are a military dependant, ask your husband to have an alert ID tag made for you that you can wear around your neck. They are highly visible as they are bright red and list all you information to include type of allergies, and type of diabetes. It is FREE for the asking. I know I am a retired 1SG from the US ARMY and Ft Sam Houston, troop personnel office makes them all the time. Good Luck! and they do work!
I had the same problem with a bracelet.
God Bless,

GabbyPA 2010-06-28 17:41:27 -0500 Report

My husband solders mine together. I have a charm bracelet as well that I am always loosing charms off of. He gets his little soldering iron out and there you go...stuck for life.

monkeymama 2010-06-28 12:05:22 -0500 Report

Hello there! I am using a company called "Creative Medical ID". I LOVE my medical alert and have had no issue at all. Despite all of the bumping, smashing, and torture it goes through, it is STILL in one piece. The company also offers a stylish, fun, and practical approach to wearing them. I didn't have to pay for engraving and offered me a option to use other bracelets to allow choices. I got 8 lines (front and back) of my medical info AND a medical alert wallet card. For women, they sent it in a beautiful sac. There options are endless there. There web site is I hope this helps you out.

2010-06-28 11:04:04 -0500 Report

There are a few companies out there making medical ID bracelets that have straps made up from other things such as rubber or leather, and even different styles if the 'link' style isn't working for you. I happen to work for such a company; here are just a few of my recommendations if the link style bracelets keep breaking on you:

There are a lot of other styles that might work for you (perhaps, a medical ID pendant might work better for you); I would think something with a magnetic clasp or a watch style clasp would be beneficial. Hopefully you can find something that will work for you. And if you don't find it on our site, hopefully you do somewhere else. Either way, just know that there are companies out there making ID bracelets in all sorts of different styles now days - you just have to look for them.

soldierswife 2010-06-28 11:22:34 -0500 Report

they dont even do the engraving for free. They are charging way to much for their stuff to not do the engraving free!

kdroberts 2010-06-28 11:45:28 -0500 Report

Yes, they are rather expensive. I paid about $37 for a stainless steel with 9 lines of engraving and an "upgraded clasp," a sports band with 5 lines of engraving, online medical record storage, pouch and shipping. I couldn't even get the stainless steel one for that price from Sticky J. It's a shame because they have some interesting items but may be pricing a lot of people out of buying one or even worse, having invaluable info engraved on them.

bettymachete 2010-06-28 09:00:23 -0500 Report

I have a beautiful bracelet that my husband brought back from Iraq. It had the same problem with the clasp. I took it to a local jeweler and it was fixed very inexpenively. One of our jewelers actually fixes medical jewelry for free. So you may want to look to your local jewelers.

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