I often get bored in my GP/Hospital/Phlebotomists waiting room so I sit and look at the various leaflets they have on offer. This particular one caught my attention so I kept hold of it for some further research into my need for such a thing at this stage of my illness.
Apparently you need medical I.D. jewellery if:
Is there a need within my life for one of these?
- You have a hidden medical condition
- You have an allergy
- You have had any type of implant
- You take regular medication
- You would like your blood group to be recorded
- You have an Advance Decision
- You wish to highlight that you are on the organ donor register
- You simply want someone else to know if you have been involved in an emergency
Should I wear a bracelet? What is the point?
This is normal for me yet in an emergency medical setting would I appear confused and concussed? Maybe I just need a badge that says hug me and be patient I have cognitive impairment?
Where do I go on my own?
My conclusionMy conclusion regarding personal need is that even with all my medical conditions and medication I do not feel the need to warrant one. Maybe if and when I can no longer control my sugar levels through diet alone and if I ever warrant becoming an insulin controlled diabetic I will reconsider and purchase a MedicAlert Bracelet.
Sorry SOS Talisman I just feel you are way too expensive at £52.80 for a ladies stainless steel bracelet. I know there are copies on sale for less in EBay but are they as effective? Who knows..
I am privileged as I live in a country with a great National Health Service and 999 Emergency service. I trust their expertise 100% if I was ever in need of emergency care.
For peace of mind with regard contact details, I find cards such as the Standard Ice Card to be sufficient. I, therefore, have ordered one of these at £5.99, great value as you also get two keyrings so will give my son who is also an asthmatic one for his keyring. (This is a quarter of the price of the cheapest jewellery options.)
Do you have an ID bracelet or necklace?
Have you ever been grateful of carrying your medic ID card?
Please get in touch and let me know as would be great for my readers to read real life stories.
Hope my rambling rationale helps you to decide if you need an alert bracelet, ID card or anything at all.
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