Back when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and off at college, my parents were kind enough to get my a medical id. The id was an 18k gold medallion that hung from my necklace. It was really nice and I wore it for a long, long time. So today’s post is very straight forward and asks this simple question:
Has this bracelet been replaced by…..
…This medical ID?
Serious question. Some people have gotten tattoos that id them as having diabetes, which is kind of extreme. I no longer wear my necklace id because I have an insulin pump attached to me 23.75/7 (gotta shower silly). My guess is that medical ids for those with diabetes will be like pagers; great for the 90′s, but no longer needed.
What do you think? Do you wear them or think they are still useful? Do people on injection therapy even have IDs?