Unless you love stepping outside to cold, dry air that smacks you in the face, winter (post-holidays, of course) can be a dreary season. For people with asthma, the cold weather can worsen their symptoms.
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Who should wear a medical ID?
If you have ongoing medical conditions, drug or food allergies, or are taking multiple medicines, you should wear a medical ID alert – we offer medical bracelets for women and medical bracelets for men alike. An engraved medical ID bracelet or necklace presenting a concise overview of your conditions, allergies and medicines will alert a doctor or medic before starting treatment. Informing medical personnel about your unique medical conditions and needs will greatly aid pre-hospital care.
Joslin Diabetes Center recommends all people with diabetes to wear a medical alert ID bracelet or necklace.
Importance of Wearing a Medical Alert ID Bracelet with Diabetes:
“Medical alert bracelets enable rapid identification of patients with a number of illnesses, including diabetes, which can make them unable to communicate their illness to others,” according to Shamai Grossman, M.D., Director of the Cardiac Emergency Center and Clinical Decision Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center).
As part of our annual coverage of American Diabetes Month we’d like to provide some steps to managing your diabetes from our colleagues at the National Diabetes Education Program. Many people avoid the long-term problems of diabetes by taking good care of themselves.
Work with your health care team to reach your ABC goals (A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol):
- Use your diabetes meal plan. If you do not have one, ask your health care team about one.
- Make healthy food choices such as fruits and vegetables, fish, lean meats, chicken or turkey without the skin, dry peas or beans, whole grains, and low-fat or skim milk and cheese.
American Medical ID is now offering an adorable and functional medical ID bracelet for young children with type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes in children is a condition in which your child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin your child needs to survive, and you’ll need to replace the missing insulin. Type 1 diabetes in children used to be known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.
The diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children can be overwhelming at first. Suddenly, you and your child — depending on his or her age — must learn how to give injections, count carbohydrates and monitor blood sugar.
When newly diagnosed with diabetes, most people find themselves in a state of shock. However, being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t prevent you from leading a ‘normal’ life.
The following tips are reposted from the American Diabetes Association website.
Preparing your mind for your journey with diabetes is one of the best first steps to take.
Being told you have diabetes, or that there is a problem with your blood sugar level can cause quite a bit of stress — and rightly so.
Diabetes is scary.
American Medical ID is a proud partner of the American Diabetes Association and supports the effort of American Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes as a growing concern in the world.
American Diabetes Month 2013
One of the American Diabetes Association’s primary objectives is to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes, its consequences, management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. American Diabetes Month is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the people impacted by the disease. In 2012, the Association launched a socially focused initiative for American Diabetes Month called A Day in the Life of Diabetes, to demonstrate the impact diabetes has on our families and communities across the country. In 2013, the American Diabetes Association will continue to grow the campaign with a host of online and offline program elements.
As Halloween approaches, kids of all ages are busy feverishly selecting their latest Halloween costume, day dreaming about the endless supply of sugary goodness that awaits them, and deciding on how they are going to carve their pumpkin. And while the spirit of Halloween is in the air so too is the concern of parents of children with epilepsy on how best to keep their child safe while trick-or-treating as well as how to reduce the likelihood of seizures.
Re-posted from Epilepsy.com by Jenna Martin. Click here for the full article.
Photosensitivity Epilepsy & Halloween Safety
Has your doctor recommended getting a medical ID bracelet or necklace? Many of our medical ID bracelets have an optional add-on service called MyIHR or My Interactive Health Record. It solves a lot of problems when it comes to having your medical information available in an emergency. It’s secure and best of all, there are no recurring fees!
Here’s a comment from an actual MyIHR user:
“About one month after receiving my medical ID bracelet charm, and inputting my information into the MyIHR portal, I suffered a bad fall at home. My spouse was out of the country working, and I was alone.
With a little preparation and forethought, your child with autism can have a safe and enjoyable Halloween. The Autism Society has compiled a list of great Halloween tips from their readers that we’d like to share (full article here). As an added safety measure, always be sure your child is wearing a Medical ID. American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children and adults.
Your Tips for a Safe, Comfortable and Enjoyable Halloween
Make a deal with neighbors to have their kids come for a ‘dress rehearsal’ day before. Your child can first practice answering the door and handing out candy to kids. Then switch and practice knocking and saying “trick or treat!”