I’m new to this site but 57+ years T1D.
Years ago I had a wrist medical ID. It hurt my wrist like crazy whenever I rested my arm on whatever. Tried the necklace, from the most prominent medical ID provider shall we say. It fell off constantly. I think I kept doing things to expand the links until they could unhook from each other.
I’m not a tattoo type, but for years I’ve debated getting a tattoo around my wrist: “T1 DIABETIC” over and over, repeated around my wrist, small enough that it looks at first like a bracelet but (obviously) big enough to read. Problem is, if I’m going to do that, then I really should add the other 2 problems that are kind of critical to my care… And then I should probably add the more severe allergies?.. Oh but then I should add…
I really don’t want my ID to be obvious, and I’m really not a jewelry person.
Have you considered a “diabetic” tattoo? What affected your decision to get it or not to get it?
If you’ve gotten a T1Diabetic-type tattoo, where did you put it?
2.a… Did you go out of your way to be discrete? or to be obvious? I’ve seen the people with DIABETIC in huge letters the length of their forearm. Not my style. I’m not wild about bringing attention to myself.
But I don’t want my medical conditions to go unidentified if I’m in an accident or found unable to communicate. Seizures (which I’ve never had in public) might not be caused by diabetes after all.
- Am I worrying needlessly about identification? I’ve never needed it, but I’m getting older (repeat, T1D 57+ years). And my head tends generally toward “What if…?” thinking.
But they tell Boy Scouts to be prepared! Not that I was ever eligible, LOL.
Thanks for your inputs and insights. Much appreciated.