My question today is about medical id jewellery... When I was first diagnosed 25 years ago I had a medic alert bracelet but I admit I haven't worn one in over 20 years. Partly b/c I figured my pump would identify me pretty easily.
However, my endo strongly urged me to get one, citing a cyclist patient of hers who had an accident such that his pump was dislodged and therefore not helpful in identifying his diabetes.
So I've been looking into getting a necklace (there are some lovely options out there nowadays on etsy and other places that are less pricey than the official companies).
I found this article (firstaid.about.com) that says having diabetes on an alert bracelet is unnecessary since paramedics will be looking for it.
So two questions for this beautiful community...
1) Do you have a medical id bracelet/necklace/etc?
2) If so, what information do you include?
The 2nd question is b/c I am wondering if it is helpful to have both my diabetes and my personal health number (I'm in BC, Canada).
Thank you all!