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How To Choose The Right Medical ID

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Tue 22, 2016

Medical ID jewelry used to be pretty straightforward. It was metal, plain, and honestly boring or unattractive. When Lauren’s Hope produced the very first stylish, interchangeable medical ID bracelet in 2001, we changed all of that. We gave people high quality, attractive options and turned something people often felt was an unwanted tag or label they had to wear into something beautiful people truly want to wear. The flip side: There are so many options! How is a person to choose!?

Look no further for answers! We’ve got a handy rundown for you of the different types of medical IDs to help you choose the best ID for you.

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, medical ID bracelet, medical ids, choose a medical ID, medical ID necklace

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

Free Stuff Friday With Kyle Dine & Lauren’s Hope

Posted by Guest Author on Oct, Fri 16, 2015




And our winner is... Christina Ortiz! Congratulations, Christina! Please email tara@laurenshope.com to claim your prizes!


Today's Free Stuff Friday features a guest blog post by Allergy Awareness Entertainer, Kyle Dine! 

You are entering to win a $50 Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry Gift Certificate 


A copy of Kyle's AWESOME new Allergy Awareness DVD in which he (and his puppets!) wear LH gear!

Entering is easy! Each activity will earn you one entry, and we will randomly select a winner to be announced Monday, October 19, 2015. All entries must be received by midnight Sunday night. And  of course, there are some rules, which you can read here

1. Leave an allergy safety tip in the comments below.

2. Visit and "like" Lauren's Hope on Facebook.

3. Visit and "like" Kyle Dine & Friends on Facebook.

It's that simple! And now, a super fun guest post from Kyle Dine!

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Tags: medical ids, medical alert jewelry, food allergy safety, food allergy, ALLERGY ALERT, Kyle Dine

What You Need To Know About Blood Thinners

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Aug, Tue 12, 2014

Blood thinners are a very commonly prescribed medication in the US. If you have a type of heart or blood vessel disease or if you have inadequate blood flow to the brain, your doctor has probably prescribed some variety of blood thinner to help treat your symptoms. Blood thinners work to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by reducing the formation of blood clots in your arteries and veins.

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Tags: blood thinners, on blood thinners, warfarin, heparin, medical ids, medical ID

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