I love talking about medical id bracelets and jewelry. I’m a big advocate for wearing medical ID of some sort and will talk about it any chance I get.
I am almost paranoid about wearing mine, and often wear both a medical ID bracelet and necklace. I once realized I didn’t have them on and an audible <gasp> escaped my lips.
Medical ID is Important!
I know you may think you don’t need to wear medical ID. I know you may think you’ll never be caught by a low blood sugar you can’t handle.
I hate to break it to you… but diabetes plays dirty and is one of the sneakiest things I’ve ever experienced. As soon as you think you have everything under control, then you don’t.
Please, please, please (please!) make an effort to protect yourself by wearing some sort of medical ID.
ONEIDA Medical ID
ONEIDA has made a business out of medical ID jewelry and keeping people safe for the past fifty-plus years. Since the early 1960’s they’ve been involved in helping to alert others of a special medical condition when the person in need is unable to communicate.
They were kind enough to send me a bracelet to check out, and I love it so far (disclosure: I received the pictured medical ID bracelet and engraving from ONEIDA Medical Jewelry at no charge).
My experience with medical id bracelets is that they take a beating and need to be replaced every so often. There are two ways they wear out for me.
First are the mechanical parts. The small connecting links on my bracelet between the plaque (the part that gets engraved) and the links – these are usually the literal weak links in the chain and can break when it gets snagged on something.
Second is the engraving on the plaque. When it becomes hard to read because it’s worn down, it’s time to start shopping for a new piece.
The great folks at ONEIDA Medical Jewelry are giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner and a surprise bonus offer to everyone who enters (that means we’re all winners – w00t)! Enter below, and share with your homies for an even better chance to win.
If you’re a new subscriber to my mailing list, be sure to check your email inbox for the confirmation message (and confirm), or you’ll miss out on the surprise bonus offer. We don’t want that…
If you’d like some new medical ID jewelry, a.k.a. Diabetes Bling, please toss your name into the hat for the sweepstakes. And if you don’t win, please consider doing your medical ID shopping with ONEIDA.
Update/Edit: Kris recently sent me a message to let me know what he chose with his gift code. Check them out, they are pretty awesome!
Thanks much to everyone for participating!