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Medical Identification Tags

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Medical Identification Tags

By Nina Nazor

If you have diabetes or any other chronic disease, you should carry a medical identification card and wear a medical alert tag indicating that you have diabetes. Your medical identification can save time in an emergency and may save your life.

Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) can be mistaken for drunkenness, and the right treatment can be delayed while they find out if your glucose levels are low, endangering your life.

The medical identification you choose must be easily seen. You can use a wrist bracelet, a neck chain with a dog tag or watch charms, as well as a card for your wallet and your car.

Necklaces, neck chains with pendants, and wrist bracelets are the first things emergency personnel look for.

One of the best medical identifications is MedicAlert®. The MedicAlert Foundation is a non-profit healthcare informatics organization which offers computerized medical files containing critical medical facts, as well as family and physician contacts.

MedicAlert® uses Web service interfaces to support standard Electronic Health Records (EHRs), including electronic drug prescriptions and for patient record interoperability.

Any health care personnel all over the world can access your medical information via a 24-hour hotline, with translation services into English from 140 languages.

Some of the devices they offer are bracelets and pendants custom-engraved with vital medical facts and personal ID number. You can choose gold and silver tags, including titanium-coated hypoallergenic.

Find the best one for you and carry it everywhere!