Diabetes ID

xbethanyx

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
i just have a medic alert bracelt. my mum bought me it last year. its from their ruby anniversary range and has love hearts on it. looks identical to a tiffany bracelt i wanted. bit pricey but worth it!
 

sofaraway

Senior Member
thanks to all for the suggestions. I like that the medic alert has all the additional details. I do fancy some dogtags or something.
 

paulnicholls

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I don't wear one at all, which now seems daft after reading this particularly as I have strange turns every day still!
 

angel30eyes

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Medic Alert

Hi, my son has a medic alert bracelet but i find that a lot of companies charge a fortune for a bracelet or necklace, ranging from ?59.99 to over ?100 which as a disabled person on benefits is a bit too much but I found medic alert are the only ones who if you send proof of benefit wave the cost of a basic one which is great and I highy recommend them :D
 

rhall92380

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I suggest talking to the first aider(s) in your workplace too so they are aware of your condition and how they can best help you should you need first aid.

Regards,
Richard
 

Gasman1975

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi, I started off wearing an SOS expanding bracelet but couldn't get on with it and stopped wearing it. I eventually found the Medi-tag watch (Hoopers Medi-tag) which although it seemed expensive for a watch (?60.00ish) it seem a good idea as I always wear my watch.

With it you get a membership number which is engraved on the back along with your condition and any allergies. It means that the emergency service can get access to all of your medical records and next of kin details etc. The annual cost is ?20.00 and I wouldn't be without the peace of mind now. Well worth the money and they have a good selection of styles.
 

sueneil

Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I have a dog tag style necklace similar to what they have in the military, 1 tag has basic details such as name, Diabetic, on insulin and the other has a usb facility which medics etc can just use on laptop and this has all details of next of kin, medication etc.

Sue
 

sofaraway

Senior Member
I found medic alert are the only ones who if you send proof of benefit wave the cost of a basic one which is great and I highy recommend them :D

Yes it's great they do that, also if you are student then you get a free bracelet or necklace and free membership. They only let you choose the basic designs but I didn't mind.
 

Northerner

Admin (Retired)
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I just carry a card saying I'm diabetic and with emergency contact no.s. I've never worn jewellry so don't know how I'd get on with that. Plus, a watch wouldn't be any good as I wear a gps when out for a run, when potential for a low might be greatest.
 

Copepod

Much missed Moderator
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Cram Alert

In 2001, Steve Cram's brother Kevin fell and died during a run, and wasn't identified for several days. This resulted in Cram Tags intitially, to be tied to shoe laces, but the scheme seems to have evolved into wrist bands (not circular, but fixed by tabs), with telephone back up service - see www.cramalert.co.uk from ?20 for 1 person for 3 years, to ?10 for 1 person for 1 year, plus family ?40 for 3 years. Lack of ID does seem to be a particular problem for runners, regardless of diabetes - a few years back, a man was killed by a car when out running near Cambridge and was only identified when the Police phoned British Antarctic Survey, as he was wearing a BAS T-shirt
 

wendyh

Active Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Parent
I have bought a few items from a website called www.icegems.co.uk they have a great selection for adults and kids - they are a wee bit pricey but my daughter will wear it because it looks trendy!
Also www.iceideas.co.uk have a good selection too - better for kids. For sports people they do a velcro wristband and also a tag which goes onto your running shoe which is not restrictive in any way, a tab goes underneath with all details on it - "just in case".
Hope that helps!
 
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Alexandra1

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Medical ID

Hi, I got a medical bracelet as soon as I was diagnosed from here:

http://www.universalmedicalid.com/m...ngine=Google+UK-medic_bracelet&source=0U140E&

I designed it to look like a Tiffanys one (with a heart), so its a lot nicer than others! I keep it on the whole time. It was expensive, but it will be on me for life now so I thought it was worth it.

It is very useful because you can buy this extra 'charm'/tag for it which has on it the website (myomr.com) where all your medical details can be accessed if you type in your personal id, which is also on the tag. This is just what the Ambulance service needs to see what you are allergic to or what your medical history is.

:D
 

Northerner

Admin (Retired)
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
In 2001, Steve Cram's brother Kevin fell and died during a run, and wasn't identified for several days. This resulted in Cram Tags intitially, to be tied to shoe laces, but the scheme seems to have evolved into wrist bands (not circular, but fixed by tabs), with telephone back up service - see www.cramalert.co.uk from ?20 for 1 person for 3 years, to ?10 for 1 person for 1 year, plus family ?40 for 3 years. Lack of ID does seem to be a particular problem for runners, regardless of diabetes - a few years back, a man was killed by a car when out running near Cambridge and was only identified when the Police phoned British Antarctic Survey, as he was wearing a BAS T-shirt

Hey, thanks for this Copepod, it sounds like just the right thing for me!:)
 

kitemaster

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
My Digital ID

Hi I have worn an SOS talisman for years bracelets necklaces in all flavour of metal!

The only problem I found is the paperwork doesnt carry much information for myself as I have other serious conditions too.

So now in my talisman it gives the basics ie: diabetic blah blah and in the main section it states for more accurate information and up to date drugs etc and full contact details please see waterproof USB memory stick on necklace.

It looks just like any other piece of surfer jewellery, and yes it does work too.
I did have the unfortunate situation of not being able to help myself a few months ago.

By plugging into a pc the info can be easily read via a txt reader.:rolleyes:
 

Copepod

Much missed Moderator
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
not suggesting you will die out running!

Hi Northerner - I wasn't suggesting that you might be found dead. But the BAS runner incident did affect all of us who knew him. I'd like my partner (non diabetic) to carry ID when he's out running / biking / skating / kayaking without me, but he doesn't always remember to take his keys, so probably too much to expect!

Hey, thanks for this Copepod, it sounds like just the right thing for me!:)
 
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