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Allergy Relief and a Banner Therapy Giveaway

  
  
  
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*This post is brought to you by Amy Riddle from Banner Therapy. Amy is a wonderful source of knowledge for all things essential oil, therapy and rehabilitation.

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Be the First To Wear the Latest Lauren's Hope Original Design

  
  
  
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Enjoy savings this weekend on brand new medical ID bracelets from Lauren's Hope

Our designers have created dozens of brand new styles and in celebration we're offering 15% off these new designs. Here are just a few of the most popular styles from our latest collection. 

Attractive, durable, waterproof, stylish; everything you have been asking us for we have put into our new Petal Cuff Medical ID Bracelet. This Lauren's Hope exclusive stainless steel band is adorned with a charming flower petal pattern and has a red caduceus at each end, so that you can have the best of both worlds: safety and style.


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5 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Epilepsy

  
  
  
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It’s that time of year again – a time for back to school shopping, adjusting to your school year schedule, and just a little bit of worrying about new teachers and their knowledge of your child’s epilepsy. There is a lot for your student’s teachers to learn about this condition, but don’t be overwhelmed! Start by giving new teachers these few simple tips and eliminate the worrying from your back-to-school “to do” list!


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Schools Take a Stand Against Food Allergies

  
  
  
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Freshly sharpened pencils = $5.00
Brand new backpack = $20.00
Knowing that your child is safe in their learning environment = priceless.


What Every Teacher Should Know About Food Allergies and a FREE Download

  
  
  
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Filled with the promise of new friends, new growth, and new learning experiences, a brand new school year offers a fresh start for students. The slate has been wiped clean and nothing but new opportunities lie ahead.  If your child has food allergies, however, this can be a stressful situation; while new teachers and classmates are great, they might not know the first thing about food allergies – and they certainly don’t know your child’s specific needs.


Essential Checklist for College Students with Diabetes

  
  
  
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10 Tips for College Students with Diabetes
 


The transition from home to college isn’t an easy one. There are a lot of things for first-time college students to remember: things to pack, things to do, people to talk to and adjustments to make. Diabetes does not make this transition any less intimidating. You’re not just meeting your roommate – you’re greeting them with an overload of information about emergency diabetes procedures. You’re not just stocking your mini-fridge with dorm room junk food – you’re stocking it with potentially lifesaving tools. If you are moving away and heading to college, keep in mind a few simple tips to make the big shift a little bit easier.
 
1. Register with Disability Services. They’ll likely have lots of helpful information and tools for people with diabetes, and they can help you connect with other diabetic students on campus. Plus, you can get sweet perks – like letters to your professors when you need one!
2. Join a club – or start a club! When you visit the college health center, ask about diabetes communities on campus. The College Diabetes Network can give you information about chapters in your area. If there isn’t one already – start one yourself!
3. Bring a mini-fridge. Use it to store supplies, snacks, and bottled water. Let your friends and roommates know that the fridge is stocked for your specific needs, and if they want something, they’ll need to ask you first.
4. Let people know. Tell your professors, resident assistant (RA), roommate(s) and close friends that you have diabetes, and go over emergency procedures with your RA and roommates. Let your professors know sometime in the first week of class that you may need to leave occasionally to take care of yourself.
5. Keep low treatments in your bag at all times, and don’t be afraid to tell the professor how you feel if you need to leave class to treat low blood sugar.
6. Know where the vending machines are, and always have change on hand. You should always have low treatments with you, but it’s good to be prepared, just in case.
7. Be prepared to treat an insulin reaction. Keep large quantities of whatever you take for insulin reactions. The last thing you need when you are experiencing a reaction is a panicky run to the grocery store in the middle of the night.
8. Use a needle/test strip disposal container. It’s more considerate for your roommates and friends.
9. Keep three months of diabetes supplies on hand, and have an extra glucose monitor and batteries for backup. Check your stock of supplies periodically, and have your prescriptions on file at a local pharmacy.
10. Wear a medical alert bracelet. If all else fails and your diabetes gets out of control, you may need emergency medical attention. Medical ID jewelry is the quickest, most effective way to relay information about your diabetes to medical personnel. Diabetes medical ID bracelets don’t have to draw attention to your condition, however! Lauren’s Hope focuses on creating fashionable medical jewelry for college students to keep them safe and stylish while on campus.


Free Stuff Friday Winners

  
  
  
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Happy Monday, everyone! Thank you to those of you who entered last week's Free Stuff Friday giveaway. It's always nice to hear from so many of you! The following people won a medical ID from Lauren's Hope. The winners can expect an email shortly.


Juvenile Diabetes Through Grace's Eyes

  
  
  
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Diabetes: it’s a fancy word with a whole lot of complex explanation behind it. Someone newly diagnosed could spend hours researching the condition, deciphering terms like “pancreas,” “insulin,” “glucose,” and “bolus.”


Enter our Free Stuff Friday Contest!

  
  
  
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If you are new to Free Stuff Friday from Lauren's Hope, welcome! This week we'll be giving away three fun and fashionable medical ID's from our latest back to school collection. This giveaway will be for a medical ID bracelet strand or necklace. Each person this week will have multiple opportunities to enter the contest, so don't forget to share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook, your followers on Twitter and your blog readers.


McDonalds Meals Are About To Become...Healthy?

  
  
  
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The words “McDonald’s” and “controversy” seem to go hand-in-hand; so naturally, their latest attempt to satisfy the critics is receiving a mixed response.


ICE ID's Are Important For Your Active Lifestyle

  
  
  
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Exercise is an extremely important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And since it’s still swimsuit season, staying in shape is more important than ever! But exercising outdoors among the elements also poses a threat to any and all workout devotees - regardless of whether they have a medical condition. Here are three major reasons why an ICE ID bracelet is another important element of an active lifestyle.


ICE ID's vs. Medical ID's. What is the Difference?

  
  
  

Maybe you wear your Lauren’s Hope bracelet every day, everywhere you go. You may be a devoted customer with a serious medical condition who understands the importance of always wearing your medical ID bracelet. But you may have never thought about your perfectly healthy parents, children, or significant other as needing emergency identification in the event of a crisis...what would happen to them? Would medical personnel know who they are? Who to contact? Answer these questions and calm your fears with an in case of emergency identification bracelet.


Safety Tips for Traveling with Epilepsy

  
  
  
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Summer is starting to wind down and the furthest you’ve gotten from home is the doctor’s office. Give yourself a break with a little much-needed time away. Don’t let your epilepsy interfere with your travel plans! People with epilepsy may need to do a little extra planning before hitting the highway, but it’s worth making the trip. Here are just follow a few simple tips from the Epilepsy Foundation to keep yourself safe on the road, in the air, and wherever your travels take you!


Meet Sandy: A Story of Hope

  
  
  
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Our customer Sandy has had to make some pretty drastic lifestyle changes. She quit her full-time job and is no longer able to live alone. She doesn't leave the house often, and is only able to socialize over the internet or the phone.


10 Things You Need To Know About Autism

  
  
  
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10 Things You Should Know About Autism

Autism awareness has come a long way in the last few years. More and more people are gaining an understanding of this widespread condition, but there are still a few things that it seems just won’t get through to some people. We asked our friends on Facebook the most important things they wish people knew about autism. Take a look at our list, then add your own questions and ideas in the comments!


August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

  
  
  
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We are very fortunate to live in a time when child mortality is at an all-time low.

In the past, illnesses like smallpox, tuberculosis, and polio commonly cut life short before a child could even reach the age of five. This could very well still be the case today if it weren’t for one monumental advance in modern medicine: the vaccine. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, dedicated to educating and raising awareness of the importance of vaccinations.


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