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Medical Alert Bracelet with Link to Medical History/Info
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I'm looking for a medical alert bracelet I saw someone mention awhile back, but I can't seem to find the thread. So… if you use a medical alert bracelet (that has a link to your medical information) would you please post here? Thanks!!
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#2
Well, it can be used as one...

RoadID - very nice, multiple options.

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#3
Thanks, Peter_C. that's the one! You must have written about it before, but I forgot what it was called. I'm going to order one today!
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#4
No worries - I like and use them, and feel they are good people too.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
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#5
Good product too. I'm old school with Medic Alert themselves....but only because I can put on dog tags again Wink
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#6
I use the MedicAlert system. I had a cloth bracelet for every day, a silver bracelet for those rare dress-up occasions, and a dog tag for whenever I feel like it. One thing I did not like about the MedicAlert is it did not really have a place for the CPAP. I could put the condition (OSA) but not anything about the CPAP or its settings. They have a place for "devices" but it is assumed to be implants. That's where I put mine. I figure if wherever I am doesn't figure it out, I'm probably going to die from their stupidity anyway.
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




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#7
There are these medical alert devices now that have built in flash drives. I have been looking at these pretty extensively, and some of them want an annual "licensing fee" to license the software. There is another one out now that you plug into any PC based (or Mac based running WINE I believe it is called) and it boots up it's own OS and you can enter and change your information as often as you like with no fees beyond the original cost. The nice part of any of the flash drive type things is that any emergency team can plug it in and in seconds have as complete medical records as you want them to have! I am seriously thinking of doing this. Seems every year now there is some other health issue! LOL! Guess I'm just getting older!
As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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#8
I figure as long as 'they' get that;

A) I have issues
B) Here are my Doctors names and phone numbers
C) "NKA" (No Known Allergies)
D) How to reach my wife

They can go from there...
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
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#9
I purchased a really nice breast cancer awareness survival strap from an online site.. They also offer medical alert bracelets. I haven't taken it off in over a year. Made from same material as parachute cords. In an emergency, they are designed to be able to be cut and unraveled for use. There are testimonies on the site of how people have used their straps in emergencies.

Google "Survival Straps" and you will find the site. They have a huge inventory of colored awareness straps, charities straps, officially licensed designs, and they have medical alert straps. You can design your own medical alert survival strap or you can get a standard one. Private message me if anyone wants me to send them the URL to their inbox.
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#10
I use a MedicAlert bracelet on the advice of the trauma team at the hospital where I spent some time after a serious MBA. Having had my spleen removed and having quite a number of drug allergies, it contains the basic information that paramedics need for immediate assistance and then detailed information available to medical staff on admission to emergency. I figure its my life and its worth $30pa (less than a $0.60 per week) for the upkeep.

I also have a RoadID, but that was from before the splenectomy, its mainly a token for me now. The main problem with the RoadID neck chains is that they are not truly stainless steel and my perspiration made it deteriorate to failure. MedicAlert is true stainless steel.

It may cost more, but what is your life worth?
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