Medical Alert Jewelry

vgarrison
By vgarrison Latest Reply 2008-10-01 17:09:45 -0500
Started 2008-09-28 14:50:02 -0500

Does everyone on here wear diabetes alert jewelry? My husband is really wanting me to get something to wear, and I don't want one of the drug store braclets. I have seen the silicone ones on ebay, but I was wondering if they are comfortable…I don't normally wear anything except my watch and my wedding ring.


24 replies

2catty
2catty 2008-10-01 07:45:00 -0500 Report

I don't wear one either. I prob. should but I hate wearing jewlery unless it is a special occasion. A bracelet would prob. be better for me. I have'nt seen the silicone ones before.

Avera
Avera 2008-09-30 16:05:05 -0500 Report

Gabby mentioned the medical alert charm. I have seen those and they are really nice. They look great attached to a nice watch.

momoftype1
momoftype1 2008-09-30 14:07:51 -0500 Report

We have been searching the web and found some cute beaded bracelets on the pump accessory web sites. My daughter is a preteen and doesn't like the "drug store jewelry" so we ordered her a couple of colors. They are not very expensieve and you can choose the colors.
Dawn

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-09-30 13:40:46 -0500 Report

Well I found a Army Surplus store here in town that makes dogtags. I think I'll go check them out about making me a regular dogtag that says diabetic, and maybe my meds or my docs number…

Vicki

Becca66
Becca66 2008-09-29 16:46:00 -0500 Report

i have a stainless steel tag and a sterling silver rope chain. i wear it inside my shirt. i don't want people to see it and think "oh she has a med tag she must have some kind of disease" so it stays hidden.

Charish
Charish 2008-09-29 16:55:51 -0500 Report

I don't know if this will be helpful or not but when I was wearing a med alert bracelet for the blood clot and blood thinner was taking I made interchangeable pieces to dress it up that it more sportier and appealing to the eye and it made wearing it that much easier. Just a suggestion.

Hugs and Kisses

Charish

2008-09-30 00:44:50 -0500 Report

Great idea; Charish. I may try that as well; I am fairly creative. Thanks

Charish
Charish 2008-09-30 13:31:45 -0500 Report

Hi Lilmam52

You're welcome and it does make it a little more dressy and something that you would dread wearing.

Hugs and Kisses

Charish

2008-09-29 11:05:39 -0500 Report

We don't have a medical alert bracelet yet; but we do have cards that the doctor will give you for your; especially if jewelry bothers you. I also have a pulse generator card in my wallet issued by St. Jude medical to be held for pacemaker awares, because you can not do certain tests with an implant. But, to answer your question; you would probably feel more secure knowing you were carrying something related to you type 2 diabetes. Maybe a pin or something.

marvinvwinkle
marvinvwinkle 2008-09-29 03:06:05 -0500 Report

I use Medic Alert. It allows you to change your medical information and provides a tel number that the 1st responders can call to get vital info. I wear a bracelet and don't take it off. You can go on the net to find out about Medic Alert. It does cost a minor amount to join and to renew membership, but it is worth it.

Ally0805
Ally0805 2008-09-29 08:11:56 -0500 Report

Thanks I will be looking into that!

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-09-29 08:47:59 -0500 Report

Wasn't there someone on here that makes the bracelets and you can request colors or was that the charm thing? I know I read something from a member that has something for us to wear.

apanda
apanda 2008-09-29 10:33:29 -0500 Report

I have even seen them made now in 14K gold and they look like a regular piece of jewelry. They make bracelets and necklaces in the gold now.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-29 10:41:35 -0500 Report

tHAT WHAT MINE IS A GOLD NECKLACE. aLITTLE PRICEY BUT I DIN'T PAY FOR IT. IT WAS A GIFT FROM MY BROTHER AND MOTHER.

Bluebutterfly
Bluebutterfly 2008-09-29 11:00:56 -0500 Report

I have been a member of Medic Alert for a long time. This works for me. I have a necklace that is nickel free.I also have a bracelet.What I like best is knowing that any medical personel can call their number and in a matter of minuets they know your meds.and history of medical problems.You give youe information an dthis links you up to a computer 24/7.

Ella Adams
Ella Adams 2008-09-30 15:49:11 -0500 Report

Hi Bluebutterfly,just reviewing this discussion and the Medic alert sounds like something I should get involved with.Besides type 2, I have a defribulator/pacemaker, COPD. and I told you about the Lung ca. If this a 24/7 I need it don't you think. How do you get that site?
Oh, I have got to tell you what happened yesterday-wasn't my day. I went shopping, started home and coming out a side street I hit the gas instead of the brakes and hit a woman on the main st and tore my car and hers up pretty good. Thank goodness neither was hurt much. It sure did a number on my nerves. lol First dent I have ever put on a car and hopefully the last.
If you will tell me about Medic alert. Take care,
Ella

Ella Adams
Ella Adams 2008-09-30 15:49:12 -0500 Report

Hi Bluebutterfly,just reviewing this discussion and the Medic alert sounds like something I should get involved with.Besides type 2, I have a defribulator/pacemaker, COPD. and I told you about the Lung ca. If this a 24/7 I need it don't you think. How do you get that site?
Oh, I have got to tell you what happened yesterday-wasn't my day. I went shopping, started home and coming out a side street I hit the gas instead of the brakes and hit a woman on the main st and tore my car and hers up pretty good. Thank goodness neither was hurt much. It sure did a number on my nerves. lol First dent I have ever put on a car and hopefully the last.
If you will tell me about Medic alert. Take care,
Ella

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-09-29 00:44:22 -0500 Report

I don't recall who it was, but in another discussion, someone said they had a charm that they put on their watch. I have a bracelet for now, but the charm is something I will be looking into.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-28 14:56:08 -0500 Report

MY MEDICAL ALERT IS ON MY NECKLACE. MAYBE THAT WON'T BOTHER YOU. JUST AN IDEA…

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-09-28 15:48:57 -0500 Report

I have thought about the necklace. I have an allergy to nickel so I am looking for the surgical steel ones. Thanks for the advice.

Vicki

Ally0805
Ally0805 2008-09-28 16:45:02 -0500 Report

Where did you get the necklace one? I need to get something. They keep changing my meds and my BS is either too high and I pass out or it gets too low and I pass out. Any Suggestions??

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-09-28 18:00:41 -0500 Report

I have found several alert jewelry on EBAY, but normally you can pick up the sergical steel kind at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, or any kind of drug store. From what I have seen they normally run between 5 and 10 dollars.

Vicki

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