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February 5, 2011 11:26 AM Subscribe
What should I put on my medic alert bracelet?
posted by kestrel251 to health & fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I got me some diabetes recently. So I also got me a medic alert bracelet. (At a local jeweler -- FYI for those who have asked previous questions about where to get a cute one.)
I had it engraved to say, "insulin dependent diabetic". Since then, a) I'm second guessing my choice, and think I should have put "type 1 diabetic", and b) I've also been diagnosed with Hashimoto's, and am on thyroid hormone (levothyroxine).
Should I redo it? EMTs, would the phrase "insulin dependent diabetic" make you think I was a type 2 on insulin? Or does it not matter? Do I need to note the Hashimoto's? Unlike insulin/diabetes, neither the condition nor the drug is likely to make me keel over, but if I get hit by a car and rushed to the hospital, I guess maybe both pieces of info are necessary?