Wearing diabetes bracelets is advisable not only when traveling in different areas of the world but also when one is around the home area. This should identify one and the condition just in case one gets hurt or becomes unconscious. The situation does not even have to happen in remote areas for this identification tag to be of help.
It is a known fact that when one is having a hypyglycemic event, usually he is irritable and uncooperative and may not answer questions asked of him by paramedics who are ready to help. Besides, the symptoms of hypoglycemia sometimes mimic those of a drunk and people may not want to help thinking it serves the person right for consuming more alcohol than he can handle.
This is one reason why diabetes bracelets or other medical identification products can help to make sure that proper treatment is made available in an emergency situation. No one should travel without some kind of personal identification.
There is also a new product in the form of a keychain which can hold four glucose tablets. This is especially designed for type 1 diabetics who drive. In an emergency situation as in a hypoglycemic episode, one can just take the glycemic tablets to treat hypoglycemia. In fifteen minutes one can feel as good as new. If not, call for help right away.
There are other identification tags that will do the job of diabetes bracelets. There are decals with the words "Diabetic Driver” on them that can be affixed on the inside of the windshield. This will alert the police or any paramedics that may happen to come to the car to provide help.
There are also wristbands that come in a variety of colors for both adults and children that have the word "Diabetic" embossed on each, plus the caduceus which is the medical symbol. Boys and girls will love wearing the ones described at the end of this post.
Sometimes children, especially boys will not want to wear this kind of jewelry. There is something available for them and it is in the form of a tag that can be tied up in the sneakers. This way when they exercise without considering the schedule of their meals and insulin dose, then they are covered when an emergency arises.
This identification tag or other medical ID's also come in the form of a charm in 14 kt gold or in sterling silver for different sports, each one with the caduceus symbol. There also other types called Beaded Daisy which are easy to wear and 100% waterproof.
Some diabetes bracelets and necklaces can have this text written on them: I HAVE DIABETES PLEASE TEST MY BLOOD BEFORE TREATING ME. Isn't that neat? Now there will be no excuse for making mistakes that could be fatal.
So, don't forget some form of diabetes bracelets or medical ID's in the tool box because this will identify one when he gets hurt in an accident or injured in some other way especially when he becomes unconscious. There is no excuse for not wearing one as they come in different colors and sizes. There are even some designer ones, too.
By Roger Guzman, M.D. and Evelyn Guzman
Type 2 Diabetes Medical ID Alert Italian Charm Bracelet with Red Caduceus Script Diabetic
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