Free Diabetes Necklace

by Leighann on June 17, 2010

Diabetes NecklaceI have ordered two medical ID bracelet’s from Lauren’s Hope for my daughter to wear. They are not cheap, but they are pretty and include her critical information and contact numbers. In fact she gets compliments on her bracelets all the time.

I laugh because when someone says they like her bracelet she goes into a long explanation. “It’s my diabetes bracelet. I have diabetes…”

I came across a website that offers a free diabetes necklace. All you have to do is send them a SASE. Though it does not include personalized info, it might be good to have this as a backup.

I was also thinking that the charm might be nice to attach to her pump bag or her backpack.

To print the coupon to mail in with your SASE, visit the Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pam June 17, 2010 at 7:24 am

I think it’s a great idea to attach to my daughter’s backpack, or swim bag in the summer. Thanks!

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2 Andi June 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

Hi there… Thanks for including our foundation’s website link to order free diabetes necklaces. We appreciate it. Since 1993 we have distributed more than 900,000 necklaces for free. People can also order on our website but we do ask for a shipping fee of $2.95. We also have several diabetes brochures on various topics. Our mission is to fund the diabetes cure. http://www.diabeteswellness.net
Thanks again.
Andi Stancik

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3 Leighann June 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Hello Andi-

Thank you for stopping by. There were a couple of questions about the necklace.

First, a few people left comments of the D-Mom Blog Facebook page about where to send their SASE: to the PO box address on the form or the Wisconsin Ave. address on the website?

The second question was about the wording on the necklace. I know that this is meant to be a “one size fits all” identification necklace.

I hope you take a look at the other comments left here as well as the Facebook page.

Thank you for providing a free resource, particularly for people who could not otherwise afford identification that could very well save their lives.

-Leighann

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4 Andi June 18, 2010 at 9:32 am

HI – You can send the self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to either the PO Box or our Wisconsin Ave address. You can also order it online.

Yes, the wording on the necklace is general. But it is important for all emergency care workers and others to test the patient before treating. Many times people have the same signs whether they are high or low. Every person reacts differently to diabetes. Also, many people when they have a high or low could be unconscious and therefore if someone saw their diabetes necklace they would test the person before treating them with the correct treatment. If you were low you wouldn’t want someone giving you insulin, etc Many of our members put their id’s on their rear view mirror in car, key rings, purses on the outside zipper, pump cases, lunch boxes, etc
Our goal is to make people aware in case something were to happen. Thanks again.

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5 Danielle June 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

Great idea! I may have to get one of these. Although it makes me wonder– if (general) you were to come across someone that you knew had diabetes, who appeared to be having a very scary hypoglycemic episode, wouldn’t it be better to hurry and treat the low than check blood sugar? If it’s not a low, than treating it probably won’t hurt anyway. And dangerous highs tend to happen much more slowly than lows.

Just a thought….. But maybe I’m over thinking this. :)

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6 Cheri November 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

I sent away for the necklace weeks ago,,,anyone know how long it takes to recieve it?

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7 Leighann November 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I’m not sure how long it should take to receive it. Have you contacted them through the website?

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8 Lindsy November 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

Thanks for this information. I just ordered from them. I’ve been trying to figure out what to get her because she’s 2 — something she’ll keep on. :) Hopefully this will work.

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