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Medical Bracelets

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by DaftThoughts, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    These bracelets don't tell the whole story! I use the health app on my iPhone that has my medical history, medication with dosages, contact details of my diabetic nurse and next of kin ..... My 'phone isn't locked but I understand that this information can be accessed even if it was.
     
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  2. mist

    mist · Guest

    I don't know what type I have, I was never told..lol
     
  3. germansheppard234

    germansheppard234 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi
     
  4. macabee

    macabee Type 2 · Active Member

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    So long as you do not lose your phone!
     
  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    ... and the phone does not have a lock screen password.

    Even the FBI had problems with iPhone passwords.
     
  6. Shiba Park

    Shiba Park Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I figured having a bracelet that states I'm type1 was of limited use - much more useful for the emergency services is to know what and how much insulin to give me!

    Like others, I didn't want anything too obvious, but I did find something discrete that had enough space to list my basal/bolus insulin, ISF and ICR.
     
  7. edan

    edan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can see the emergency information even if the phone is locked without entering a passcode.
     
  8. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Would you really want the emergency services to give you insulin if they found you hypoglycaemic?
     
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  9. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    When the lock screen is locked on my Oppo F1, you cannot see anything but a clock widget.

    To see my private stuff you need a password.
     
  10. edan

    edan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Poster stated they were using an iphone which does give you the emergency medical info without a password.
     
  11. edan

    edan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats what i thought, they wont need to know ICR or ISF - if you are hypo they wont be giving you insulin. If you are high and unable to communicate they'll just put you on a drip. Besides your ICR and ISF change all the time so what will you do with the bracelet - get a new one engraved every time it changes?
     
  12. Shiba Park

    Shiba Park Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No! But I would expect the emergency services to have enough clue to know how to use the ICR/ISF - and by definition to know to check bg levels before doing anything...
     
  13. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I fail to understand how carb ratio and insulin sensitivity bear relevance if the emergency services are dealing with you in an hypoglycaemic state. They attend, surely you want them to know your medical condition, not how you treat it when not hypo.
     
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  14. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    That does not sound a secure way of keeping ones personal medical details private.

    Everybody and their dog could get their hands on that, especially employers with no better things to do with their time.

    I will stick to my medical bracelet, paramedics can handle it ok.
     
  15. edan

    edan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why would everyone, your dog and your employer be using your mobile phone? Just keep it with you not lying around...
     
  16. Kristyturnerrogers

    Kristyturnerrogers Type 1 · Member

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  17. Shiba Park

    Shiba Park Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Why only consider the situation of a hypo? None of the people I know who have needed emergency admission to hospital - some unconscious - were diabetic, let alone hypo. Had they been diabetic, they were not in a condition pass on dosage information. If I were in that situation I'd like to give the care team a head start at managing my diabetes.
     
  18. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Shiba Park . Fully agree that information is essential. And I think we may never see eye to eye on this particular subject.
    On a personal level I know that if I'm ill and confined to bed my carb/ insulin ratios change dramatically.
    Hopefully we will not find ourselves in a situation where we need emergency assistance and do not have to rely on others.
    Thanks for giving me something else to consider.
     
  19. mist

    mist · Guest

    I read the title too fast and thought it said "Medical Breasts" :angelic:

    I like the idea of the tattoo, but what if your diabetes somehow goes away?
     
  20. macabee

    macabee Type 2 · Active Member

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    Whilst Diabetes can be controlled, I doubt if it will ever go away [not yet awhile] Unless one has been mis-diagnosed in the first place!
     
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