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What Do I Engrave On My Medical ID?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Tue 06, 2016

Of all the things we’re asked here at Lauren’s Hope, what to engrave on a medical ID is one of the most common. In general, we recommend engraving a few essential items:

FIRST NAME, LAST NAME

MEDICAL CONDITION(S)

TREATMENT CONSIDERATION(S)

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER 1

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER 2


However, your medical ID is as unique as you are. You have the opportunity to engrave what serves your needs best, and we’re here to help with that. So if your engraving doesn’t quite fit the typical mold above, that’s ok. Custom engraving gives you the freedom to make sure your medical ID is just right for you.

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Tags: what to engrave, Medical Alert, medical ID, custom engraved medical alert jewelry, how to engrave

Do I Need A Medical ID?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Tue 15, 2016

If you’re asking, then odds are the answer is yes. Wearing medical ID jewelry, particularly when it is custom engraved with your specific information, is a simple daily habit that can make a huge difference in an emergency. If you’re not sure, ask yourself:

Are you at risk of your health condition(s) causing an emergency? For instance, people with Type 1 Diabetes are at risk of having a low blood glucose event, which can cause a variety of symptoms, including (but of course not limited to) disorientation, loss of balance and coordination, and loss of consciousness. Wearing a medical ID bracelet custom engraved with your name, diagnosis, treatment instructions/considerations, and emergency contact information can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of that event. If a first responder knows immediate that s/he is seeing a diabetic emergency, s/he can jump straight to checking glucose numbers and treating you rather than doing detective work to figure out what’s going on. Says Jeremy*, an EMT and Santa Barbara City Fire Department Engineer, “It really speeds up the decision-making process [as we] try to, One: See what the problem is, and, Two: Try to correct it. If it’s something as simple as diabetes, if we give someone sugar, in less than a minute, they can be sitting up and talking to us. But if we don’t know they have diabetes, there’s a longer process to go through [...] One of the most important things is patient history, and any medical problems that are on that bracelet are huge clues [as we’re determining] what’s going on with that person.”

Even before first responders arrive, if a Good Samaritan reads your medical ID to a 911 dispatcher, they can immediately start providing better guidance to those attempting to assist you until medical professionals arrive.

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Tags: diabetes, Medical Alert, medical ids, type 1 diabetes, medical ID

#momentofhope Thursday: Ashley

Posted by Quinn Mills on Mar, Thu 31, 2016

 For our customer Ashley, a simple trip to Target soon turned into an unexpected moment of hope. Thanks to an observant passerby, her medical ID came in handy when she least expected it:

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Tags: diabetes, Medical Alert, medical ids, type 1 diabetes, medical ID, diabetic, diabetes story of hope, #momentofhope

How do I Choose the Right Medical ID?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Wed 24, 2015

When selecting a medical ID, there are so many options that people sometimes feel overwhelmed. In reality, there are some simple ways to determine which medical ID is best for you.  Here are some helpful tips.

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Tags: Medical Alert, medical ID bracelet, medical alert bracelet, medical ID, how to choose medical alert jewelry, medical alert bracelet tips, how to choose a medical ID, medic alert

Spotlight On Christy Osborn: CSR Extraordinaire!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Wed 17, 2014

When you call Lauren's Hope, there's a pretty good chance you'll speak with Christy Osborn, Customer Service Representative Extraordinaire and all-around awesome lady. So, who's the person behind the smiling voice on the phone? Here's the inside scoop on Christy, who's been a cheerful part of the LH team for almost two years.

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Tags: employee spotlight, Medical Alert, medical alert jewelry, Lauren's Hope, Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry, designer jewelry, Christmas traditions

Giving The Gift of Safety

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Wed 12, 2014

The holiday season is upon us, and along with it comes the inevitable question: What is the best gift? Around here, we think medical ID jewelry makes a pretty fantastic gift!

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, Medical Alert, giving medical ID jewelry as a gift, holiday gift, shopping for medical ID jewelry, gift jewelry

The First Free Stuff Friday of 2014!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jan, Fri 17, 2014

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It's that time again, folks. It's the best day of the week. It's...

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, Medical Alert, medical alert jewelry, free stuff friday, free medical ID, free medical alert jewelry, Lauren's Hope, Contest, Giveaway, gift certificate

Black Friday Blog: Behind The Scenes With Lauren's Hope

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Fri 29, 2013

It's Black Friday. Some call it the best shopping day of the year. Others call it complete craziness. In either case, there are some really fantastic deals to be had (including great savings right here at Lauren's Hope, of course). Wait, you didn't hear about that? Oh, it's great!! We have 20% off SITEWIDE today with our THANKSGIVING13 coupon code. We'll wait here while you go shop... 

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, Caregiver ID, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Savings, Holiday shopping, Sibling Bracelet, Sibling Jewelry, Medical Alert

Who is "the" Lauren of Lauren's Hope Medical ID Bracelets?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Fri 04, 2013

Imagine getting a compliment on your Lauren’s Hope bracelet while getting your hair done, only to find out that your stylist is THE Lauren of Lauren’s Hope! That’s just what happened to a Dallas-area woman (right) whose medical alert bracelet caught the eye of her stylist recently, because 25-year-old cosmetologist Lauren Philips can spot a Lauren’s Hope design a mile off. After all, she IS Lauren.

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Tags: blog, Medical ID Jewelry, Medical Alert, medical ID bracelet, medical alert bracelet, medical alert jewelry, laurens hope, medical ID

Safe Living After Weight Loss Surgery Includes Medical Alert Jewelry

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Mon 13, 2013

When people choose to have weight loss surgery, medical alert jewelry isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But for people who have had gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, or other weight loss surgeries, wearing a medical ID can be truly life-saving. Yakima, Washington resident Jenny Holland, 40, who had gastric bypass surgery in 2005, agrees:

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, Medical Alert, medical ID bracelet, medical alert jewelry, alert bracelet, gastric bypass medical id alert bracelets, gastric bypass alert bracelets, gastric bypass, gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, dumping syndrome

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