Should I be wearing an ID braclette for my Type 2 and should I have all meds on it
I am a type 2 diabetic diagnosed about 1984. I started out on pills and then shots and now am on an insulin pump. I have worn a Medic Alert necklace ever since being diagnosed. Fortunately, I have never had occasion to use it but I do highly recommend it. I was a volunteer EMT and had several occasions where the person was unconscious and it was very important to know med info in order to treat them.
i have an app on my cell ph that is called "carezone" you scan the labels of all your meds and it is entered so if your unresponsive, they know what meds your on and what doses.
It is only imperative if you are on insulin. If you are just on pills, it is not as important, but if you were in an accident and unconscious, it would a good thing for the medics to know. I only wear mine when I leave the house. That way, you don't have to wear it all the time.
BTW, I started wearing a MyID because I can add little things that tell my medical problems right up front. I couldn't always get everything I needed in the standard MedicAlert, and in my experience, EMTs will use the Health thing on an iPhone (they don't need a password to access it) or what's on the medallion but don't necessarily call. Maybe they do once you get to the ER - not sure. So I wanted something that said right up front what the problems are, plus they can call.