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Diabetic ID necklaces - wanted

Discussion in 'Book and Product Reviews' started by lydiaberry, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. lydiaberry

    lydiaberry Type 1 · Newbie

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    More than reviewing one of the bracelets, I'm LOOKING for good reviews.
    I'm desperate to get one, but havent yet found one that I like..
     
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    semiphonic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    lizbet9 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a medi-tag bracelet - 24hr members line run by the West Midlands ambulance service
     
  4. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I have now a medical alert necklace, cos the bracelet got in the way whilst working!
    I got it personalised with my condition, mine was bought on Amazon.
     
  5. keishamarie

    keishamarie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it's medical ID the one I have it's the one they have all over doctors surgeries and hospitals and I wouldn't recommend them at all!! They're expensive and ****** done they don't engrave them deep enough so they don't last they're really hard to read! So don't get them

    I know you were looking for good reviews but I just don't want someone wasting their hard earned money x
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I got a bright pink diabetes.co.uk wrist band and a black diabetes.co.uk medic alert wristband. They both scrub up really clean and I know they are highly visible if a paramedic was called and checked my blood pressure or oxygen levels they would be noticed..
     
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    jaywak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Meditag gold plated necklace with a red snake logo and blue border, after a few months the red snake disappeared ,I contacted Meditag but said I would keep it as it still served the purpose, after a few more months my chest became very itchy due to the fact the gold plating had worn off and left a rough brass surface .I contacted Meditag and sent back the necklace , they agreed to replace it, I asked if I could have the stainless steal equivalent as there would be no plating to wear off, they agreed. it is a much better product and even the engraving is better, I still paid for the more expensive gold necklace but I would advise you to go for the stainless steal.
     
  8. Angelkoala

    Angelkoala Type 2 · Member

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    I've purchased bracelet and necklace from Universal ID and it's been fine. I got them during sales. The necklace was a black onyx and i got it a few years ago - still good :) it's gone up in price now though I think.
     
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    tizzy · Well-Known Member

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    One thing I found out was if on insulin you can't wear gold plated stuff I'm not sure if it just if on insulin or other drugs but the jewellers had a notice with the medical jewellery saying you can't wear it
     
  10. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    As I kept forgetting to put my bracelet back on after showering
    or doing the washing up .
    One fine day it happened - had a serious Hypo without it on . :rolleyes:
    Middle of a supermarket .

    Was slurring my words - lolling my head about and unable to expain
    I needed 'help' etc .
    Even gave a woman my handbag as diabetic alert card was in my bag .
    She gave me my handbag 'back to me' in sheer amazement :wideyed::woot:
    I was shaking with the hypo and unable to convey my needs in speech at all .

    This made mere-evaluate all issues with this .
    Decided to make a permanent fix to solve it all .
    Ensure this would never happen again with myself .

    Self designed a Diabetic Tattoo .
    Had it tattooed on my lower left wrist .
    Paramedics are trained to take BP from left arm .
    (nearest to our heart)

    Now it is a fantastic awareness reference point if ever
    I should need it ...
     
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    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask as a type 2 why would you want to wear any warning indication that you have diabetes, what would be the reason ?
    I cant think of any offhand ?
     
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    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    @Randburg
    Who are you referring to ? All type2's ?
    Some use insulin therapy - so can be with risk of hypo's .
     
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    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @anna29
    Really referring to myself, or type 2's that don't use insulin.
    Obviously if there was a risk of a Hypo, I would be the first to order one, but I am not really at any risk if I don't use insulin am I ?
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Down to your own personal choice .
    If non hypo risks - you may choose not to ?

    Others may choose to - in case of needing hospital treatment .
    In an emergency situ - like a stroke / heart attack .
    Medics like to know a patients medical history and specific health
    conditions (like diabetic non-insulin dependent) Type2

    Still being a personal choice to each individual person .
    As to whether they want to use a medic alert bracelet/necklace/card .
     
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    Angelkoala Type 2 · Member

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    I've been ill a few times over the years (not diabetic related) and blue lighted to hospital. Wearing the jewellery saves me having to repeat myself and also has my GP practice number on it. It means when I'm barely conscious they know my basic details which helps. I'm Type 2 on Metformin but in terms of ops the doctors need to know your diabetic - insulin or not.
     
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try Etsy - craft website.
     
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    vinylandtrinkets Type 2 · Active Member

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    i wear one and im type 2 tablet treated, i suffer hypos often and the odd hyper but im learning to control my diet to stop them, i would rather wear it then not, if i passed out away from home or family/friends no one would know it might be a hypo/hyper
     
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    vinylandtrinkets Type 2 · Active Member

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