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awareness ribbon

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by apples-mum, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. apples-mum

    apples-mum · Member

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    Hi. My daughter is T1 dx April this year. She's doing brilliantly :D I would really like to get a tattoo to show my support and how proud I am of her. Can anyone tell me what colour the diabetes ribbon is? I've seen a grey one with red blood drop and also a grey and blue one. America seems to favour the plain grey one, is it the same for UK? Want to get it right! Don't fancy the cement logo ;)
     
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    Um. I'd be a little wary about having a diabetes themed tattoo if I didn't have diabetes. If you collapsed in the street, the ambulance crew MIGHT just be confused!

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  3. apples-mum

    apples-mum · Member

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    You misunderstood me. I want an AWARENESS ribbon tattoo. Its not even going to say diabetes on it. I only want to clarify whether its grey or blue and grey. I don't want a medic alert tattoo
     
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    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ive been diabetic since 97 I didn't know there was an awareness ribbon!
     
  5. apples-mum

    apples-mum · Member

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    The American site uses a grey ribbon with a red blood drop in it but I have also seen a blue and grey one with type 1 on it. Just want to know which one is more universally used as I don't want the blue circle (which to me represents a cement brand!)
     
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    Thanks pav :) much appreciated
     
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