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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Do You Wear a Medic Alert?


 
If you have diabetes, you should wear a medic alert band or a neck chain. I know that many of you are resistant to wearing a medic alert.  It is really in your best interest in case you have a problem. 
There are so many styles available these days that you can almost look at it as a piece of jewelry rather than a medical band. If you are still not wearing one, why don’t you check out some of these sites to see if you can find a piece that you like.

The Medic Alert Foundation http://www.medicalert.org/product/catalog/medical-ids/mens

Hope Paige Medical ID Marketplace https://www.hopepaige.com/

Lauren’s Hope Medical ID Jewelry http://www.laurenshope.com/

The American Diabetes Association http://www.shopdiabetes.org/Medical-ID.aspx?loc=header


medic alert neck chain
This medic alert neck chain is from the American Diabetes Association


In this month’s Diabetes Forecast magazine there is a pull out section that has wallet cards and a card for you to keep in your car (or on your person) that explains about diabetes in case you have a problem when you are driving or out and about.  Okay, so easily the problem is that if you have an issue, the person trying to help you has to read the card.  Not everyone wants to stop and read the card when the person in front of them is having a problem. But, I suppose it it better than nothing. 

If you would like to print a copy of the card for yourself, it is available on line.  It is a two sided card. 

This is what the medic alert wallet card looks like


The other side of the card.

I really urge you to consider wearing a medic alert in some form.  It is in your best interest.

Thanks for reading!