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Diabetic ID

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Hooked, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

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    #1 Hooked, Aug 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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  2. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That is my one. It was really comfortable.... Until I became allergic to it! It seems the metal plate has nickel in it. Other than that no complaints :)

    When I'm doing sports I use a more obvious silicon one with insulin dependent really clear.
     

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  3. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Ah no, I'm allergic to nickel too! Must remember to double check with companies if theirs contain nickel or not. It's lovely otherwise! 8)
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Shame you can't wear it. One o the more "acceptable" ones I've seen. Some of these bracelets are like dog collars lol ! Where did you get yours Hale ?


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    how do I upload it keeps saying file is invalid it's only a jpg
     
  6. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I honestly can't remember... Somewhere online. I spent ages looking for them! If I find the confirmation email ill let you know

    I'm hoping I can reuse the engraved plate somehow. Potentially making myself a new bracelet that goes between it and my skin.

    I've had the nickel allergy for years but never on my wrists until now :( that's why I didn't check when buying it!
     
  7. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    got one from ICEID.co.uk.

    This one, in blue http://www.iceid.co.uk/new-ice-id-pro-everyday/

    6 lines of type with name, NOK name, NOK phone numbers (home and mobile), diagnosis and blood group. I was going to get one anyway for when out running, cycling etc, then I had my diagnosis.
     
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    faeoj · Well-Known Member

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    eBay and amazon do some nice ones and are quite cheap!! I got mine from my identity doctor :)


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  10. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Will have a look on ebay and amazon, though I'm cautious that I'd get good quality. The My identity doctor website appears to be American, do they have a UK supplier?
     
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    I have a silicon one from eBay and its good but if your after a metal one I'd have a look on amazon!! just google medic alerts or something along that line and you should be sorted :)


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  12. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  14. Hooked

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    I was made to wear a chunky chain one as a teen and hated it. So unattractive, even though I was given the choice of which one I wanted. :lol: The ones nowadays look much nicer.

    I've gone hypo a few times with no symptoms, just happened to pick up on them with my blood tests during the day. So now I worry what happens if I'm out and about and keel over.
     
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    I got mine from Amazon and it looks smart, just search for...

    "Colour Insulin Dependant Diabetic Medical Alert Bracelet - Stainless Steel - One size fits all - Totally Adjustable"

    Had a few comments from people about it too.

    Regards
    Angie
     
  17. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems I got mine from theidbandco.com
     
  18. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Will look those suggestions up, thanks. :D

    Cool! I'm gonna see if they do a nickel free version. :wink:
     
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    xAoifex Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple from them, very quick delivery and nice items
     
  20. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes even with the engraving it was only about 4 days!
     
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