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Diabetic ID necklaces - wanted

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

  1. Celeriac

    Celeriac Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The Medic Alert Foundation, a charity, is very well known in Canada, where I lived for awhile. So when I decided to get a bracelet, I Googled and found that they operate in UK also. www.medicalalert.org.uk Mine is a stainless steel bracelet and I never take it off. Besides being Type 2, I am also allergic to penicillin.

    I think for anyone with a medical condition, some kind of alert is a good idea. Medic Alert has contact details for my husband, my mother and my doctor. They have a list of my medication and allergies also. Plus they accept reverse charge calls from medical teams 24/7 and can translate in 100 languages.
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  2. mrspuddleduck

    mrspuddleduck · Guest

    I have one of these too and have signed up for their alert service. Perfect for me because as well as insulin dependant, I have other health conditions and a life threatening allergy (not good if you're having a hypo and can't tell them!!). But the best bit is its made my family feel better about me living alone - can't put a price on that!! Sue xxxx
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