Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA
I've worn a medic alert necklace since I was diagnosed with diabetes over 20 years ago but recently I had a surprise.
My son's scout troop is fortunate to have two adults who are both paramedics and ER physician's assistants. These two fellows were doing a first aid training clinic for the troop and I gave them my spare necklace to show the boys what a medic alert tag looked like. They told me that the bracelet is more reliable because EMS looks for that but often misses the necklace.
Do I wear a bracelet now? No, I don't because I do enough stuff where a bracelet could cause a hazard and I don't want to be in the position of having to remove my bracelet and then remembering to put it back on again. Also, what good would it do if I wound up in the ER after I had taken it off?
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