Unregistered

I’ve been running around “unregistered” so to speak since August. It crossed my mind a few months ago that maybe I should get a medical ID tag. I used to wear one on my ankle when my asthma was severe (i.e. aggravated by breathing in heavily chlorinated air when I worked at a pool) but I stopped wearing that years ago.

I had a passing thought that I should wear one as a diabetic in case of an emergency. Then at Thanksgiving both my mother and my grandmother-in-law (is that a real title?) asked if I would be getting one. So I ordered my Lauren’s Hope medical ID bracelet on black Friday. I ordered it without the intent of blogging about being tagged, but alas here I am broadcasting my new bling:20111206-122219.jpgIt doesn’t look much like a medical ID does it? It’s nice that the bracelets actually look nice. This one is “Black Onyx” and I got to select my tag type so I chose the white-filled Caduceus because it’s a bit more feminine. My bracelet clips to the tag on each side so I can use the same tag and change out the bracelet, if for some reason I’d want to change up my style.

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The back of my tag is of course engraved with my name in important medical information that medical professionals would need in the case that I couldn’t respond (yikes! I don’t want to think about that).

You may wonder, how would a medical person know that this is a medical ID tag? This style of jewelry is becoming more stylish, but any emergency responder is trained to check for these tags on necklaces, bracelets and ankles. I remember learning about them in life guard training courses in high school.

The shipping method that I selected forecasted delivery in 10-14 days. I ordered on Friday evening and my bracelet arrived in the mailbox on Wednesday. The elves at Lauren’s Hope must work quickly.

Note: Lauren’s Hope had no idea that I would be blogging about my bracelet and did not request or pay for a review. I purchased my bracelet and received no compensation for this review, I just get to tell you about my new bling.

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Posted on December 6, 2011, in Type 1 Diabetes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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