Food Allergy Awareness: Be Prepared With These Tips and a Medical Alert Wallet

It’s rare that someone dies from food allergies, but when it happens, it usually reaches national news. Why? Because food is something we eat every day – several times a day – and people need to to be aware of the dangers of food allergies. ¬†Some foods such as peanuts contain very strong allergens that are in the food and released into the air as well. That’s why someone with severe food allergies must be extremely careful where and how they dine out and should make their co-workers and friends aware of their allergy.

Food Allergy Deaths

There are approximately 150 deaths related to food allergies in the United States each year. Food allergies are responsible for more deaths than insect bites as well as reactions to medicines.

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Medical Alert Jewelry: A Life Saving Fashion Statement

No one really wants to be labeled as “different.” And certainly, no one wants to create that label and apply it to him or herself. But many medical conditions require some form of identification indicating that such a condition exists and must be considered in the case of an emergency. Thus, millions of people with hundreds of medical conditions must advertise that fact simply to protect themselves. For many, jewelry is the chosen medium.

Fact: Up to 15% of the population of the United States could experience a life-threatening reaction to foods, drugs, insect bites or latex.

Fact: Many diabetics suffering from hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) have been mistakenly identified as being drunk.

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