5 Things To Engrave On Your Diabetes Bracelet

I’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Do I need to wear a diabetes bracelet?

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important that you wear a diabetes medical alert bracelet. Your diabetes bracelet will contain important medical history and information that will help first responders, EMTs and paramedics treat you quickly. Once informed of your condition and medical needs, first responders are able to efficiently and effectively offer you the best possible care. 

I have Diabetes. What should I engrave on my diabetes medical ID?

When deciding what to have engraved on your diabetes medical ID bracelet, there are a few vital details that must not be overlooked. Here are 5 things you should have engraved on your medical ID tag if you have diabetes.

  • First and last name
  • Your medical condition
  • Whether you are insulin dependent or use an insulin pump
  • Other medications or allergies
  • Emergency contacts
Custom engraving means every Med ID is a Diabetes ID

1. First responders should know your first and last name.
You may become separated from your purse or wallet and having your name clearly engraved on your diabetes medical ID tag will help in an emergency situation. If you are taken to the ER, the staff there will need to know your first and last name in order to gain access to your medical records.

2. Your medical condition should be listed on your medical ID tag. 
If you have diabetes your medical ID tag needs to be engraved in such a way that first responders will have a clear idea of your medical condition. Your tag may be engraved with something similar to the following:

DIABETES

DIABETES TYPE I

DIABETES TYPE II

3. Are you insulin dependent or on an insulin pump? If you are insulin dependent or have an insulin pump, then you should list the following information on your diabetes medical ID tag. You may engrave something like:

DIABETES
INSULIN PUMP

DIABETES
INSULIN DEP.

DIABETES
INSULIN DEPENDENT

4. If you are on any other medications or have severe food or drug allergies, you will want that listed on your medical ID tag as well. 
Your tag may be engraved with something similar to the following:

DIABETES TYPE II
ON COUMADIN

TYPE 2 DIABETES
PENICILLIN ALGY

TYPE 1 DIABETES
CELIAC DISEASE

5. You should always list your emergency contact information.
It’s best to ask yourself, “Who do I want called FIRST if something were to happen to me?”

“As a nurse in an emergency department myself, when you have people who come in and are unable to communicate their health history to us, it is so important to have an in case of emergency contact readily at our fingertips because it can help to change the course of how we treat the person and hopefully help to save a life!”  

Angela Agasse, RN

You may also wish to engrave additional contact information such as a doctor’s phone number or secondary ICE number. Your tag may be engraved with something similar to the following: 

ICE 555-123-5658
DR 555-125-5489

MOM 555-458-4958
DAD 555-458-8574

In summary, if you have diabetes your medical ID tag should list the following information:

KELSEY MAE TRAVIS
TYPE 1 DIABETES
ON INSULIN PUMP
CELIAC DISEASE
NO GLUTEN
MOM 555-444-3398

JOSEPH HERNANDEZ
TYPE 2 DIABETES
ON BLOOD THINNERS
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
PCN, SULFA ALLERGY
ICE 555-867-8475


DAVID SMITHSON
DIABETES TYPE II
ON MANY MEDS
SEE WALLET CARD
DR 555-847-8576
ICE 555-748-8574

ROWAN JEFFERSON
T1 DIABETES – ON PUMP
STINGING INSECT ALGY
USE EPIPEN – CALL 911
MOM 555-847-8576
DAD 555-847-8576

Lauren’s Hope creates unique medical alert jewelry. If you have diabetes we can engrave your vital medical information onto a medical ID tag and you can choose a bracelet style that fits your mood and your outfit. We offer styles that are elegant, durable, whimsical and inspired. Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style while keeping yourself safe!

Browse our medical alert jewelry for:

WOMEN              MEN             GIRLS              BOYS

DURABLE. STYLISH. CUSTOM ENGRAVED. MEDICAL ID BRACELETS
Front of the Urban Medical Alert in Rose Tone with rose mesh chain, magnetic closure, and affixed ID tag with white caduceus
Urban Medical Alert in Rose Tone
Front, back of Filigree Medical Alert Cuff. Silver tone stainless cuff. Intricately scrolled design and red caduceus each end
Filigree Medical Alert Cuff
Forever And Always Medical ID Bracelet. Silver tone stainless infinity-symbol-shaped links, word “Love”, Guardian Angel tag
Forever and Always Medical ID Bracelet

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