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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The Diabetes Bracelet: Jewelry For A Cause

Probably the last thing on anybody’s mind when dealing with diabetes is jewelry. After all, bracelets, necklaces and anklets may not seem to serve any purpose beyond being decorative. However, when it comes to chronic diseases like diabetes, being identified as having a medical condition is often necessary. This is why diabetes bracelets are often worn not just to inform anyone about the wearer’s health status but also to alert people, such as rescuers, first-aid staff and medical professionals of the appropriate action to perform when the wearer is involved in an emergency.

When Knowledge Can Save a Life

When diabetics were first encouraged to wear diabetes bracelets, some people were not very supportive of getting “tagged” as a diabetic. However, the fact that the bracelets were medical alert tags quickly showed why it was a necessity. Today, it still is.

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Medical Bracelets are Practical & Stylish

Who can tell how many lives have been saved because of medical alert bracelets. But it can be safely said that many owe their lives to the medical staff who were able to quickly find out their medical history because it was written on their bracelet.

If you need special medical care because you have a condition such as diabetes or epilepsy or other condition that needs to be taken into account in an emergency then you should have this on your alert bracelet. This is especially true if you are not conscious or otherwise aware at the time of your medical emergency.

If you are allergic to medication such as penicillin you want your medical staff to know this in case you are not able to communicate with them. The medical professionals feel more confident treating people with medical bracelets when that person is unable to communicate with them.

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