Hi everyone! I was curious if you have any recommendations on medical IDs. I tried wearing a charm bracelet (it felt really uncomfortable) and I’m currently wearing a rubber bracelet, which isn’t very comfy either. So if anyone has any suggestions for brands or websites, I would love to hear them! Thanks!
Hi Camille. I use Medic Alert Foundation (http://www.medicalert.org). I’ve been wearing one of their bracelets for 50 years now. They have all sorts of different offerings and can customize the information on the item you select if you want.
After losing yet another ID bracelet when the clasp let go without me noticing, I gave up on them last year and got this:
Sorry about that. I can’t figure out how to download the photo. I got the medic alert cross, and Type One Diabetic tattooed on the inside of my wrist. I don’t anticipate losing that alert!
@MonicaM Yeah, I’m afraid of having my medical ID fall off too!
I’ll check out those suggestions.
Thank you both!
Hi A bit pricey, but Lauren’s Hope website has medical alert bracelets that are very fashionable. We haven’t purchased one yet, but probably will. I keep looking for a less expensive site, so will share that once I do.
Ok, good to know. Thank you!
If you get the standard medic alert bracelet, unless the chain itself breaks, which has never happened to me, you’ll never have to worry about it coming off. The clasp design makes it impossible to accidentally open, i’ve been wearing one since 1982. In fact, I’m so use to it, I forget it is there. The other nice thing about medic alert, is that they are nationally recognized, which allows hospitals out of your area to get important medical info about you quickly if you’re in an accident and unable to give the info yourself. Just remember to go to www.medicalert.org, if you just type medic alert, you might get sent to a different company
I agree with what William @Ziggyzman says about MedicAlert; I’ve been a member for 52 years. The clasps never open, but I’ve had the metal where bracletts attach wear out; a PWD should order the stainless steel as gold and silver may react with acids in the skin.
Another point about MedicAlert - from the webpage mentioned above - a user is able to place the emblem and critical medical information as wallpaper on a cell phone. Also, the medical information page / wallet card easily prints for carrying - on occasion, EMS has found this very helpful.
My son carries a med alert card in his wallet. It has a bare code on it that tells all his medical info. He won’t wear any kind of jewelry
I see people have already directed you to Medic Alert’s website. A couple of people had trouble with the clasp on their bracelets. If you see a design you like (and there are lots to choose from!!!) but you don’t care for the clasp, a jeweler or a friend who is good at beading or jewelry making should be able to change it out for you. They also have one with a metal band that stretches so you don’t even have to worry about a clasp. Happy shopping!
Thank you all! I’ll be sure to check out Medic Alert.
I wear a “Road ID” brand bracelet. The stainless steel tag has five lines of information:
- my name and address: 2. diabetic: 3. My wife’s name and phone number: 4. My daughter’s phone number: 5. pump, allergies list.
The tag can be attached to a shoe lace, Velcro wrist band (comes in 5-7 colors). The company has more contact information on file.
If you’ve an iPhone, it’s always good to input your medical info/contact details etc on that. Most emergency services are aware of this and you don’t need a passcode to access info. It can be invaluable. I’m sure other smart phones have this? If you look bottom left hand corner of home screen, see emergency, press that, then see Medical ID. It’s not obviously something you always have, but
these days, most people most of the time…
My husband uses this also as a stroke survivor. It could save his life too in the future!
Hope this helps keep you safe?
I will “second” what Lisa @LisaGiles says about putting your diabetes awareness for emergency care on your phone. The “ICE” app [In Case of Emergency] is available for most mobile phones - including my old device that only makes and receives calls. Our daughter who worked emergency medicine would always look for information on a phone when the patient was not able to communicate.
My phone "home screen, instead of being a picture of my dog, has my MedicAlert emblem complete with my medical record serial number.
I can’t stand the feeling of a bracelet on my wrist. I wear a medical ID dogtag on a simple beaded chain around my neck. Amazon’s got tons of selection for medical ID dogtags, and many of them are pretty cheap. I paid about $25 for mine, and it came with 6 lines of free, custom engraving.