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6 Tips For Diabetes-Safe Workouts

Posted by Guest Author on Jul, Thu 20, 2017

A few weeks ago, a young woman working out next to me at the gym suddenly collapsed. She was still unconscious when the ambulance arrived, but luckily came to and seemed to be feeling ok when they left for the hospital.

It was a scary experience, and really made me think about what would happen if I had an accident at the gym (or anywhere else) and needed medical assistance.

As a person living with type 1 diabetes, it’s essential for me that the ambulance crew or first responders know that I have diabetes so they can treat me accordingly.

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Tags: diabetes, diabetes ID jewelry, diabetes alert bracelets, Diabetes Medical ID, fitness

Gearing Up for Summer Camp

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Jul, Tue 18, 2017

It's time to send your kids off to summer camp. But sending your kid to camp is extra complicated when s/he has a chronic medical condition such as Type 1 Diabetes, Epilepsy, or things like food and insect allergies. These medical conditions don’t have to get in the way of your child having fun this summer. Here are a few ways to keep your kids safe and make camp fun.

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Tags: kids medical ids for summer, summer camp, summer safety

Camping Food Safety: Food Safety Tips When Camping

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Jul, Thu 13, 2017

Summer is here, which means that it’s time to start planning your summer camping trip. Camping, along with other outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming, are quite popular with Americans across the country. These activities allow you to escape into the beauty of nature. Whether you plan on setting out for a few hours or a few days, it is important that you take measures to ensure that the food you bring is handled properly.

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Tags: food allergies, camping safety, #camping, food safety

5 Must Haves For Your Next Camping Trip

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Jul, Tue 11, 2017

Summer is here. If you haven’t already started planning your next camping trip, there’s no better time than now. Planning where to go, and what to do when you get there, can be a lot of fun. But leaving home without your essentials can turn any camping trip into a nightmare. Being prepared for your camping excursion can make all the difference between having a wonderful time and having your adventure turn into a disaster. Here is a list of 5 must haves for your next camping trip.

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Tags: Safety Tips, camping safety, #camping

Wear Red This Friday For Women's Heart Health!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Feb, Wed 01, 2017

Go Red For Women is gearing up for their 13th annual National Wear Red Day, this Friday, February 3, 2017, and Lauren’s Hope is ready to paint the office red! Our team will be wearing red and sharing pics on Instagram and Facebook. Will you join us?


What is National Wear Red Day?

National Wear Red Day is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, which supports research and educational programs related to women’s cardiovascular health. According to the AHA, “Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.”

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Tags: national wear red day, Wear Red Day, Heart Health, American Heart Association, AHA, wearredgored

Write New Year's Resolutions You'll Keep

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Tue 27, 2016

We’re less than a week out from 2017, and in addition to a bunch of leftover Christmas treats, most of us probably have a list of leftover New Year’s Resolutions from last January. It happens every year. Most of us have fantastic intentions. The follow through…. Well… again, for most of us, that could use some work.

There are some ways we can help improve our odds of keeping those resolutions, though. So today, let’s look at the Top Five Ways To Write New Year’s Resolutions...And Keep Them!

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Tags: new years resolutions, New Year's Resolutions, goal setting

Why You Need A Blood Thinner Medical ID Bracelet

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Tue 20, 2016

Not long ago, an acquaintance was telling me a story, which led to his sharing with me that he had experienced multiple heart attacks several years prior. In discussing his story, he told me how much better his health had become as he had made some lifestyle changes and that on a daily basis, the only thing he didn’t like was having to take blood thinners. Of course, my eyes flicked down to his wrist. No medical ID. I looked at his neck...no necklace chain.... So I asked, “Did your doctor ever tell you that you need to wear a medical ID for blood thinner use?” And his answer stunned me: No.

Considering how adamant most cardiologists and general practitioners are about ensuring that their patients wear “heart patient” medical ID bracelets or necklaces, and especially that people on blood thinners wear medical ID jewelry, I was really surprised when he followed up with a question of his own: “Why would I need to wear a medical ID if I’m on blood thinners?” I’m not ashamed to admit I got up on my soapbox a little on this one because this is a really big deal. But if no one told this man he needed a medical ID when on blood thinners, odds are there are other people on blood thinners who don’t know why they need one either. So here we go:

Three (or more...) Reasons Why You Need A Blood Thinner Medical Alert

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Tags: blood thinners, on blood thinners, blood thinner medical ID

FAQ: Beyond What To Engrave On Your Medical ID!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Tue 13, 2016

If you’re wondering what to engrave on your medical ID, we have you covered. Click over here for some great examples and information.

Looking for some other engraving-related answers? You’re in the right spot!

Here are our Top 5 (Not-What-To-Engrave) Engraving Questions

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Tags: what to engrave, engraving, rotary engraving, color engraving, what to engrave on your medical id tag

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

How Do I Choose A Medical ID For A Child?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Thu 01, 2016

Choosing a medical ID bracelet or necklace for yourself is a matter of selecting the type and style you like and determining what to engrave. But choosing a medical ID bracelet or necklace for a child is a little bit different. Here are a few tips to help you find the best medical alert bracelet for kids.

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Tags: medical id bracelets for kids, cute medical ids for kids, kids allergy alert bands

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