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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

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