Medical Bracelet for Diabetes

By Breezey Latest Reply 2012-02-07 06:19:04 -0600
Started 2010-08-30 00:27:18 -0500

ok…I was diagnosed with Type 2…it just occured to me I may need a medical bracelet to let folks know i have Diabetes! Where do i get one? Is there a place to get one for free? i am on SS and can barely manage to pay my bills let alone shell out 20 or 30 or more dollars for an ID bracelet…help!

14 replies

Anonymous 2012-02-07 06:19:04 -0600 Report

ID bracelets are an excellent idea, perhaps you should also consider medical alert equipment. It offers many benefits to help keep you safe.

Kaiyle 2010-09-06 06:00:09 -0500 Report

You can get a free diabetes emergency necklace. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with a note stating you would like a free diabetes necklace to:

Free Diabetes Necklace
Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation
P.O. Box 96046
Washington, DC 20090-6046


FREE Diabetes Necklace
5151 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20016

nativity4me 2010-09-06 04:16:31 -0500 Report

you can go here and either download or print up a FREE medical card to carry with you when you dont have the jewelry:


if you join this site you can get a free bracelet (theres a cost per month to be a member)


this site has a free medical bracelet , in pink…

one catch, you have to have a minimum order of at least 10.00 to get it. :(


sisson 2010-09-06 03:51:30 -0500 Report

Hi Breeezey
The only place that I have found them at is at walgreens for $ 10.00 and you put you information and then they will send it will mail it back to you with in the week or two. Good luck!

Beerlilly 2010-09-01 14:26:58 -0500 Report

I just went to and I found a Medical ID bracelet for $9.54. The only thing is that you have to buy it on-line. Its not avaible in stores.

JanetM 2010-08-30 19:47:06 -0500 Report

One other thing you can do to communicate any medical conditions to emergency personnel is to add "ICE" ( In Case of Emergency) to your contacts in your cell phone. EMTs and Paramedics are being trained to look for this now. I entered ICE as the first name and then Diabetic 2 PAT Allergy PEN/Cipro as the last name. This is short for "Hey you!.. I have diabetes type 2, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia and am allergic to penicillin and ciprofloxacin!"

I had "See Phone" engraved on the back of my med alert bracelet too. Having a friend that worked in a jewelry store I was able to get this done free.

realsis77 2010-08-30 13:36:04 -0500 Report

Yes I know of a place that you can get a FREE necklace. On the front of the necklace it says I have diabetes please test my blood before treating me. The place is the diabetes research and wellness foundation. !! I got my totally FREE necklace from there. I believe its two dollars for shipping and handleing! Its a great necklace! I love mine. Online I bought a bracelet but it was about 24.00. So please go to the website of the diabetes reasearch and wellness foundation and order it today! I really hope this helps! I looked all over until I found this place. I think you will be very happy with the necklace! I know I'm happy with mine! Best wishes!

grandmalilly 2010-08-30 14:40:42 -0500 Report

thanks for the info about the nechless. i'm new at computers so tell me the web site to go to so i can order me one. i'm 74 years old. bye bye for now grandmalilly

realsis77 2010-08-31 07:58:10 -0500 Report

Hi! Just type in diabetes reasearch and wellness foundation, once the site comes up click on it then your at the site of the free necklace! Just go to the area where you can buy materials from them and you will see the free necklace! I believe shipping was 2.00 ! If you have any more questions just ask ok! I think you will love the necklace, I love mine! Have a great day!

Gemm 2010-08-30 14:22:23 -0500 Report

Thank you - I've bookmarked that site to show my husband as we are both diabetics. I don't know about him being able to wear something like that at work but he could still carry one in his pocket. I don't really wear much jewelry but something like this, at least when I'm out and about, would be a good thing to have.

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