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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Lisaclark4, Sep 27, 2018.
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What's best a type1 tattoo or medical bracelet
Medical bracelet is cheaper and doesn't hurt at all
I have T1D tattoo on my wrist.....isn't that one of the first places a paramedic looks/goes for to check your pulse??
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Keep it simple and easily seen by anyone trying to help if you are not able to speak.
Paramedics will check your pulse here and see a tatoo and be able to give glucagon if necessary
I thought the same as you with the paramedics....Will tag @Mel dCP who is training to be a 1st responder she will tell you why paramedics don't tend to pay any notice to tattoos
Had this done about 8 years ago
Whenever I go to get blood taken the nurses always look and say what a good idea
Paramedics don’t take a tattoo as gospel because so many people have them done in honour of a loved one who has a medical condition, or while drunk. These can often be in very similar designs to the ones people have posted so far - “type one diabetes” written on somebody’s arm could be because their kid or SO has it. Easily confused with “type one diabetic”. Apparently a surprising number of people get stuff like this inked on as a drunken dare, which is rather worrying...
Well I can only hope they would check blood glucose and see it's low and respond accordingly...It would give them a hint if nothing else!!!
They do, when they’ve done the really important stuff, like getting your heart and breathing going. No need to know the BG of a corpse...