I am rather new to this community but already feel comfortable and read to get to know all of you! The reason for this blog post is to get some feedback/opinions from you guys. I am planning on getting a tattoo to represent me but also alert medical professionals if ever need be. For a while, I did not agree with displaying my disease and hated the fact that it was a constant reminder… as if I needed to myself every day that I am a type 1 diabetic. It was not until I joined this community that I realized I should embrace this condition and inform others that I have been able to fight this battle since I was 18 months old (I am almost 24). Me not ever wearing a medical alert ID is silly and rather irresponsible so why NOT get a tattoo?
With all that said, do you all think it is necessary to have the medical alert symbol included? As of right now, I am looking to getting the text “type 1 diabetic” only but am unsure if anything should be added to that. I know it’s a personal preference but I just wanted to see what you all thought! I am particularly picky about the symbol itself and have only really found two that I have considered getting. Thanks so much for your help with this! Looking forward to what you have to say.