Medical ID : Why is it so important?
"It's really important that you carry some form of medical ID with you at all times, so that if you ever become unwell, people are aware that you have diabetes. In an emergency, if you are unable to communicate for yourself, and there's nobody around to explain for you, some form of medical ID can save vital time in identifying what is wrong with you. Paramedics, Accident and Emergency staff, St. John's Ambulance and The Red Cross are all trained to look for medical ID." Diabetes UK
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a medical condition where your blood glucose or blood sugar levels shoot up due to various reasons. There are two main types of diabetes namely Type 1 and Type 2. In Diabetes type 1 the pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin is very essential for the body, as it helps glucose get in to the cells. When pancreas does not produce insulin, glucose stays in your blood, resulting in serious health problems. Diabetes type 1 normally affects children, teenagers and young adults. Diabetes type 1 is also known as Juvenile diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes.
The most common signs of diabetes include Frequent urination, Excessive thirst, Extreme hunger, Hunger after eating, Blurriness of vision, Tingling or numbness in hands and feet, Tiredness or fatigue, Dry and itchy skin, Unexplained weight loss, Recurrent infections, Slow healing of wounds, Nausea, Stomach pain.
ICE ID produce a range of fashionable diabetes id bracelets that can help those who suffer from diabetes to alert their condition to others.
If your child or loved one is diabetic, or suffers from peanut allergy, autism or epilepsy, then wearing some form of medical alert id is vitally important. Our range of diabetes id bracelets, speak for you when you can't, giving the care-givers all the vital information they need to give you the best possible care in the fastest possible time.
KIDS ICE is the perfect solution for reuniting lost children with parents or carers and is an excellent way of alerting others to medical conditions such as diabetes, food allergies or reactions to beestings or certain medicines eg penicillin.
All our medical alert tags are stainless steel and your personal information is laser engraved. This makes them virtually indestructible and overcomes the problems associated with hand written tags such as fading and illegibility.
Each TAG can include up to 6 lines of information. Recommendations include NAME, TOWN/POST CODE, NHS NUMBER, 2 EMERGENCY NUMBERS, MEDICAL INSURANCE NUMBER, BLOOD GROUP AND ANY KNOWN ALLERGIES OR CONDITIONS.
If your child or loved one suffers from diabetes, autism or epilepsy, then wearing some form of medical id for children is vitally important. This diabetes id bracelet, speaks for you when you can't, giving the care-givers all the vital information they need to give you the best possible care in the fastest possible time.
It could save your life!!!
|NHS - Diabetes Information|