When an emergency strikes, every minute counts, especially for diabetics. Paramedics, nurses and other medical professionals are trained to check for medical alert jewelry when attempting to treat patients who may be unconscious, or simply unresponsive. Wearing diabetes dog tags can save time, and possibly your life.
There are two types of diabetes. With Type 1, the body simply is not producing enough insulin. With Type 2, the problem may be that insulin production is low, or it may be that cells are actually ignoring the insulin. To deliver the proper treatment quickly, medical personnel must know which type of diabetes they are dealing with. This can consume precious time. Also, contact information must be found for the family.