If mom has been diagnosed with diabetes, it's important to feel safe and secure in the knowledge that when mom is out and about, a diabetes bracelet will come in handy in the event that something happens.
No one wants to think the worst, but a medical alert bracelet is something that emergency personnel wish everyone would wear.
A medical ID bracelet that identifies someone as diabetic is essential in emergencies. Diabetics experience symptoms of low blood sugar or insulin reaction that many people are unaware of. Some of the most common symptoms of high or low blood sugar levels can cause seizures, unconsciousness, coma, and sometimes, even death. A medical ID bracelet can prevent delay in treatment. Not only that, but bystanders who see someone acting oddly or experiencing instability or cognitive issues and spot a medical alert bracelet are more likely to call first responders, especially if they realize that the problem is not caused by alcohol or drug abuse.
A diabetic with high or low blood sugar may also experience a variety of symptoms that prevent them from communicating with others. Confusion and unresponsiveness is common with low blood glucose reactions. In fact, one of the first things that emergency department personnel do is to remove clothing and examine the unconscious or ill person in order to try to determine a diagnosis. Medical alert bracelets can save precious moments when it comes to treatment.
Medical personnel who are alerted to the fact that someone is diabetic are often able to provide immediate treatment for such conditions. Whether mom is a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic, a medical alert bracelet instantly alerts medical professionals regarding her medical history.
This knowledge enables first responders as well as medical professionals in hospital or other clinical settings access to information about that person that can be stamped on the underside of the bracelet. This also helps to prevent misdiagnosis or time spent in determining what might be wrong. Paramedics and other first response personnel are trained to automatically look for medical alert ID bracelet.
In addition to the Red Cross or Hypocrites symbol or the word "diabetic" on the front side or a visible part of the bracelet, additional information on the bracelet should be brief and informative. The backside of diabetic bracelets can contain a variety of information that includes information or words such as:
Diabetes bracelets today come in a variety of styles and sizes, and many of them look like a regular bracelet. Type in “medical ID bracelets” into your favorite browser and you'll find dozens of styles that will fit just about any personality. Visit your local medical supply store or pharmacy and you'll also find a number of ID bracelets that can be stamped with your specific diabetic condition or other identifying information.
Diabetic bracelets can be made of soft metals, chains, bands, and often are designed to look like custom jewelry. Mom doesn't have to be self-conscious about wearing a diabetes bracelet when it's made to look like any other style of her favorite jewelry. Bracelets come in a variety of colors, construction. While many women prefer more jewelry style diabetic bracelets, do be aware that the more elaborate the design and construction of the bracelet, the more difficult it may be to include valuable information regarding the individual at the bracelet was intentionally and originally designed for.
If mom is a diabetic, talk to her about the importance of wearing a diabetes bracelet. It's always best to prepare for emergency situations rather than waiting until they happen. Mom will feel more secure when she's out and about (and so will you) if she's more confident in the event of an emergency situation that first responders or hospital personnel will be able to quickly and efficiently diagnose her condition and begin treatment.