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trisha01
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry


JKFITZ wrote:

I've been thinking about  getting a bracelet but I haven't aclue where to get it.  I'm sure if I looked it up I'd find it but lately everything seems to be above my capabilities. Anyone know the website?

 


 

JK,

 

Most pharmacies carry the stainless steel ones, and they are about $8.00. This thread on the Parents Forum, has several links for other styles and types.

 

Trisha

 




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spam01
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry

Another source may be your local jewelry store.  I got a nice silver one that looks like a dressy bracelet that I wear to work, and also picked up a child's band that had a large silver ID piece on it.  I got it engraved then put onto my watch band for weekends.  I always wear my watch and that way I have the ID piece right on the band. 

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sharon103070
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry

Hi. I got the name of this site from Diabetes Forecast. It's beadin-beagle.com. Google it to make sure of the spelling and dash placement. I was really happy with them. It looks nothing like a medical bracelet although, it does have the caduceus on it which alerts medical people to it. I have my name, diseases and pumps on the back. You can also google medical jewelry and get some ideas. Good luck!
Sharon

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JSW82576
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry

I got my bracelet from StickyJ.com and it's pretty "trendy" if I do say so myself.  There's not a whole lot of room for engraving but I was albe to put the important info on it.  

Jamie
Type 1 since April of 2011
A1C 4/11 12.9
A1C 5.9 8/11
A1C 6.7 11/11
A1C 7.0 2/12
MEDRONIC PUMP USER since December 2011
THYROID DISEASE-HOSHIMOTO'S DISEASE
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mzahnow
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry

I checked out Stickyj.com and Beadin-Beagle.com, and they both have really cute stuff! I may have to try the clear nail polish trick first, though.  :smileyhappy:  Thanks for the tips, everyone!

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stardustgirl
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry

I have the same nickel allergy. I've recently been searching for a bracelet. I googled "titanium medical id bracelets" and got back some good links. I've heard that titanium is supposed to be good for those with allergies. But, they are pricier than most of the others (unless you're going for gold, of course). The comments about what to put on the bracelets have been interesting. Especially from the EMSs.
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KarliR
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry

My braclet says my full name and that im diabetic and my allergies, however I need a new one cause I been developing more allergies :smileyhappy:

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JSW82576
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry

My bracelet has a metal "tag" on it that has Diabetes on the front of it in all caps and also has remove strap see other side, I have engraved on that side the following

 

NAME

Type 1

Insulin Pump

Sulfa Allergy

ICE ***-***-****

 

I've also programmed my phone with ICE number because some police and EMT's will look for that if they find your phone.

Jamie
Type 1 since April of 2011
A1C 4/11 12.9
A1C 5.9 8/11
A1C 6.7 11/11
A1C 7.0 2/12
MEDRONIC PUMP USER since December 2011
THYROID DISEASE-HOSHIMOTO'S DISEASE
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nikky72
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Re: Medical Alert Jewelry

Hi Steve, I just saw your post and wanted to comment.  I have type 1 for over 30 years and use the pump.  I do not wear any Medical Alert jewelry because I would have to were multiple ones in order to fit all my info on it.   LOL.... In addition to T1DM, I also have chronic kidney disease and a couple of severe allergies to meds.  I know that I should wear one though.  Fortunately, I have never lost consciousness or had a seizure.  Good luck....

Nichole Welling