No one wants to think about being in a serious accident, but if you ever do get into an accident you want to make sure emergency responders have all the information they need to treat you properly. People who have a serious medical condition should always wear personalized medical id bracelets wherever they go. Wearing these can be a matter of life or death.
Importance of Medical IDs
If you are ever in a position where you can’t speak or are too confused to relay useful information about yourself, you’ll want people to know if you have any special medical conditions. You’ll definitely want paramedics to know about any allergies or serious medical conditions so they can treat you properly.
Anyone who has diabetes should wear a medical ID, their life might depend on it. Diabetics can’t regulate their own blood sugars, and they need to take insulin in order to regulate it. If their blood sugar levels get too low, though, it can be extremely dangerous and even fatal. If a diabetic is unresponsive they won’t be able to tell someone they need to eat some sugar, and may go into a diabetic coma.
It’s important to let others know if you’re allergic to any medications. If you can’t speak for yourself you can’t tell doctors that you’re allergic to penicillin, for example. And if you’re given penicillin you could have a severe anaphylactic reaction which could lead to a life threatening situation. You may also be given medication that counteracts another medication you’re on. Or perhaps taking the two medications together causes a negative reaction. Some medications interfere with other medications.
Many caregivers wear personalized jewelry too. This is because they might be someone’s primary caretaker, and if they get into an accident that person may not have necessary care.