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Do any of you wear diabetic ID tags/bracelets?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by berylc, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. berylc

    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if I should wear a tag/bracelet stating type 2? Do any of you wear ID? Is it a good idea?
    If so, where did you purchase it? Thanks Beryl
     
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  2. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @berylc I'm Type 1 and wear a MedicAlert bracelet :)

    They have a 24 hour supoort line id you were to fall ill and not be able to,treat yourself. I've had it since diagnosis.

    https://www.medicalert.org.uk


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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I wear a necklace chain and information card in my wallet.
    From the same place as @azure.

    Some have tattoos!
     
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  4. Spencer67

    Spencer67 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always wear a dog tag engraved with details and phone number address etc if out on a run or hiking, biking, be silly not to.

    I got mine off ebay, engraved with personal details and ICE details, did the job.

    ebay
     
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  5. berylc

    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Spencer67 Am I being thick, what is ICE?
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Personally, I don't @berylc . Your profile suggests you are managing your diabetes by diet alone (i.e. no medication). In those circumstances it is unlikely you would have a medically concerning hypo, which is probably one of the driving reasons others wear some medical ID, but realistically, it's up to you.
     
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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    ICE stands for In Case of Emergency
    You put contact details and medical condition in your phone contacts list under ICE so emergency services can check if you have any medical conditions they need to know and who should be contacted.
     
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    hca Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, ice = in case of emergency.

    I am also type 2 under control with diet and excercise and at present do not wear or carry any I'd stating my condition.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @berylc . Like @azure has said MedicAlert offer some great kit. I have a dog tag necklace. Also carry information in my wallet. Pride and joy is my Rod of Asclepius tattoo on my left forearm. As per my avatar.:)
     
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  10. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    It stands for In Case of Emergency.

    I have one of these Quoll digital pendants with all of my ICE details listed in my account on their website.

    I have a ICE contact in my mobile phone listing listing what medical conditions I have. Also medication and a contact number for my partner are shown.

    Edit: To many listings. :D
     
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  11. ukuleleplayer

    ukuleleplayer Type 2 · Active Member

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    I'm T2, controlled with strict diet. I have a nice steel, expanding men's bracelet saying "Type 2 diabetes". I also have dog tags with ICE and T2 etc. I wear whichever seems most appropriate, especially when on holidays abroad.
    Last thing you need is for someone to give you something, quite innocently, that'll send you low or high.
    Bought my stuff from e-bay.
     
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  12. Spencer67

    Spencer67 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You're not alone, I thought it was for your favorite track of Vanilla Ice for ages until i found out otherwise. ;):)

     
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  13. PNJB

    PNJB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do not wear an ID, but I do carry an "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) form in the see-thru folder of my wallet, showing my ailments, Meds, Next of kin, and GP. Every one who sees it thinks "What a brill idea! I am going to do the same!"
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I do wear a bracelet and also use ICE, But I have other conditions as well so diabetes is just one of the conditions detailed.
     
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    James13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't wear any ID, but carry a card in my wallet.
     
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  16. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Yes, I have a Medic Alert bracelet.
    Its a fairly new thing, as much because of my bee sting allergy as the RH/T2, the odds of me needing it are miniscule, but then when it happens, the need is urgent, isn't it?
    Ironically, I should have been wearing one for 30 years, for the bee sting thing, but only got one this year, when a family member gave me quite a lecture on the subject. :D
     
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  17. Sean01

    Sean01 · Guest

    I'm going to wear one on holiday. I'm Type 2. but mainly for my own benefit. Malta got its name from the Roman 'Melita' which means land of honey - because, there was a lot of honey to be had. quite simple. The island is one huge obstacle course for Type 2's - with ice cream parlours, pizzas and fantastic street food on , well....every street. The black band is to remind me to behave.. When the time comes I will eat myself to death, but not for a while yet.
     
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    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    Hi @berylc I wear a Silver Bracelet inscribed with Diabetes on it. Also carry a card in my wallet stating I am on Insulin and other Diabetic Medications.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I wear my 'I am insulin dependant' wrist band from this forum and have ICE details in my mobile. Which isn't password sensitive. And my insulin type info cards in my card holder in my handbag/backpack.
     
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  20. PNJB

    PNJB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    "In Case of Emergency" identification and personal details form
    (Remember the only stupid question, is the one you didn't ask, so never be afraid to ask for clarification if something is unknown to you!)
     
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