I want a new id and was wanting ideas? What do you have? I’m a 19 year old with type 1 and am on the pump. I currently wear a gray silicone bracelet that has a medical symbol on and says Type 1 Diabetic. I was looking at this for something different http://cgi.ebay.com/LASER-MEDICAL-ID-DOG-TAG-DIABETIC-INSULIN-PUMP-/360287138810?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e2c973fa The reason I was thinking of a necklace was cause I always wear a watch and I’m kinda tired of always having two things on my wrist and also would just like a change. I am a pianist who wears a wrist support while practicing and sleeping to I cant just have one thing on each wrist. Any ideas of any type of id are very welcome!!
I got THIS metal guitar pick tag through Lauren’s hope. I got a metal chain. When it broke, I bought a cheap, stainless steel claspless one online for like $2.99 and took it to a jewelry store to have it mounted sturdily on the chain.
It is also functional. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) used metal guitar picks!!
Cool Thanks for the idea. Also not trying to be picky and if its something I REALLY like I’m willing to spend more then the cheapest option out there but I’m looking to stay relatively inexpensive.
I made some out of beads. They say, “…DIABETES…INSULIN…” in white letter beads with colored beads in-between. They’re just simple, fun colors that go with different moods and outfits.
However, they don’t have the phone-in advantages of the alert bracelets that are registered.
I have a tattoo on the inside of my wrist…
My only concern is that I want it to be obvious that its a medical id. I sometimes wonder if the one I have is obvious enough. But yours sounds pretty
Yeah I’ve heard lots of people do that but a tattoo isnt really for me
That’s an excellent concern. Of course I have a pack full of test strips, meter, insulin, pen-tips, etc. but my fear is that someone might mug me when I’m “down” in public. This almost happened to me once when I tripped and fell – I was instantly “prey” to some on the street, but a couple of guys intervened and helped me, thank goodness.
A tattoo can’t be stolen, but I hate to be “marked” – I’m holding out for a cure!!! ;0)
I just bought a little band that attaches to a watch for my son. It’s a thin metal band that clamps around your regular watch band. It’s fairly unobtrusive and doesn’t add yet one more thing to wear. I found it at www.id-technology.com.
Thanks for the idea and link! I had seen these longer ago and forgot about them. Do you think it would fit the Timex sport watch I wear?
Atleast thing worked out Yeah I’m with you on the tattoo thing but each to himself I guess
My son wears a Timex Ironman men’s watch and it fits his watch. I would think it would fit a slimmer style woman’s sport watch even better. They’re inexpensive, so I wouldn’t hesitate giving it a try to see if it works for you. I hope you find a good solution - good luck!
Ok thanks!! I’m leaning towards trying a necklace so I still have it on for time when I take my watch off.
I went with my first idea for the Diabetic Insulin Pump necklace for something different. I think I’ll like not wearing a bracelet and watch all the time
Now that you mention it, the necklace is sort of handy to clip the pump to when I don’t want it clipped to my pants for some reason. I’ve also clipped it on there a couple of times when I was running outside in the winter and it seemed to be getting cold on my belt?
I got a dog tag from a machine at walmart. You can put up to four lines. I put MEDICAL ALERT on the first line. DIABETIC on the second line. Emer. # on the third. My wife’s cell # on the fourth line. They are five dollars.
Thanks for mentioning that stuff and giving me the idea! I think it might come in handy for that
Thats cool!! I already ordered one that says Diabetic Insulin Pump on but if I like the necklace idea and want to get a more customized one I’ll remember that cause its definatly cheaper then a customized med id!
hi, i work for a company that sells medical EMRs i have a distributor site if you would like to take a look, it is http://jamiesgmscorp.wix.com/electronicmedicalrec i personally think this is the best type of medical ID bracelet available. if you would like to get back to me on it i would love to hear from you. thanks