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Medical alert

Medical alert
Nicole Thomas

Wearing a medical alert is important if you take insulin. It will alert people that you have diabetes if you are ever unconscious or unable to communicate. You can have other medical conditions or drug allergies engraved on the medical alert too.

Medical alerts come in all shapes and sizes, so find one that you will wear all the time.  You can choose from bracelets, necklaces, charms, and even dog tags.  Your diagnosis of  “on insulin,” as well as any drug allergies, are most important to have on the medical alert.

The decision to have phone #s and names engraved is a personal choice. The size of the medical alert you select will also limit how much information can be engraved.

See Wearing a Medical Alert

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