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We want to reach out to our loyal fans. N-Style ID's Children's Medical ID Bands were nominated for About.com's Readers' Choice Awards as the Best Medical Alert Jewelry. In order to win, we need your vote.
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Simply leave a comment below the blog describing what your child is allergic to and the creative ways in which you’ve let others know how to keep them safe and you will be entered in our random drawing to receive a complimentary bracelet.
One winner will be chosen randomly on August 31st and provided with a discount code to use online.
The summer is upon us and it’s time to rejoice in deliciously refreshing cold fruit shakes and iced teas. However, if you have diabetes, you know how careful you must be in choosing what to eat and drink, especially those items containing sugar. You may also know that the many tantalizing summer refreshments sold at fast food restaurants are diabetes no-nos. For example, a TCBY Banana Berry Blast Off has 113 grams of carbohydrates, 110 of which are from sugar. This is not to single out this particular chain. The majority of fast food beverage options are comparably high in carbs.)
The three yummy summer beverage recipes below--all from Mayo Clinic dietitians--are a great alternative to the sugary take-out options. These drinks are much lower in calories and carbs and have higher nutritional value.
The amount of carbs in these recipes are 36 grams for the strawberry banana milkshake, only 7 for the blackberry iced tea, and 16 grams for the ‘island chiller.’ Try them out!
- 6 frozen strawberries, chopped you can substitute 1 cup of sliced fresh peaches in place of the strawberries for an equally tasty treat.
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1 cup fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt
- 2 fresh strawberries, sliced
- In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, banana, soy milk and frozen yogurt. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into tall, frosty glasses and garnish each with fresh strawberry slices. Serve immediately.
Calories 175 Cholesterol 1 mg Protein 7 g Sodium 61 mg Carbohydrate 36 g Fiber 3 g Total fat 2 g Potassium 545 mg Saturated fat trace Calcium 151 mg Monounsaturated fat 1 g
- 6 cups water
- 12 blackberry herbal tea bags
- 8 3-inch-long cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
- Sugar substitute, to taste
- Ice cubes, crushed
- In a large saucepan, heat water to just before boiling. Add tea bags, 2 of the cinnamon sticks and ginger. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for about 15 minutes.
- Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, placed over a pitcher. Add the juice and sweetener to taste. Refrigerate until very cold.
- To serve, fill 6 tall, chilled glasses with crushed ice. Pour the tea over the top of the ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately.
Calories 30 Monounsaturated fat 0 g Protein 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Carbohydrate 7 g Sodium 0 mg Total fat 0 g Fiber 0 g Saturated fat 0 g
- 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen unsweetened strawberries
- 1 can (30 ounces) crushed pineapple with juice
- 3 cups orange juice
- 2 quarts carbonated water, chilled
- 16 fresh strawberries
- In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, pineapple with juice and orange juice. Blend until smooth and frothy.
- Pour the strawberry mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
- To serve, put 3 strawberry cubes into a tall glass and fill with 1/2 cup of the carbonated water. Wait until the mixture becomes slushy. Garnish with a strawberry and serve.
Calories 68 Cholesterol 0 mg Protein 1 g Sodium 6 mg Carbohydrate 16 g Fiber 1 g Total fat 0 g Potassium 103 mg Saturated fat 0 g Calcium 6 mg Monounsaturated fat 0 g
These drinks are a much safer option for those with diabetes than those sold in fast food restaurants. However, no matter how careful a diabetic is about their diet, it is always imperative to take all medical precautions: follow all of your doctors directions for keeping track of your blood sugar and wear a medical ID bracelet or medical ID necklace in case of an emergency.
Enjoy the chilly drinks!
The summer is a season during which many Americans take vacations from work to travel, often to destinations abroad. Traveling can be both an action-packed adventure and a time to kick back and relax. Whatever kind of trip one takes, it is important to make plans to ensure a safe journey. Some safety precautions should be taken before the trip begins.
An important pre-travel step is to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) destination guide. This web page gives you country by country health information, detailing health risks like yellow fever and cholera. Also check the CDC’s travel notices for your destination. This page offers recently updated travel information, including disease outbreaks and weather-related risks like earthquakes and hurricanes.
Medical alert jewelry can be a literal life-saver in an emergency. But, who should wear them? What should be engraved on them? And what are the benefits, precisely?
There is an extensive range of conditions that necessitate wearing a medical alert bracelet or necklace. Among the most common conditions are diabetes, food and drug allergies, and epilepsy. Others conditions that need identification are autism, epilepsy, lymphedema, dementia, and hearing and/or sight impairment. Transplant patients and others with implanted medical devices should also wear medical ID jewelry. There are many other diseases, especially rare conditions, for which wearing medical alert jewelry is prescribed.
The engraving on the medical ID jewelry should list the condition the person has; any allergies he or she has to drugs, foods, and/or insect stings; and the names of the drugs that the individual takes. If there is room, the person’s name and an emergency phone number should be listed along with the number of his or her doctor. Additional information should be kept in a wallet ID and/or on a USB flashdrive.