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Medical ID Bracelets
If you or a loved one have diabetes, then you know it can be a daily struggle. If you have ever witnessed a loved one whose blood sugar was too high or too low, then you know it can be a terrifying experience. Diabetes, after all, is number seven on the leading causes of death. The disease is responsible for countless emergency room visits each year.
I was having coffee with a friend the other day when she asked me if I remember ordering an ID bracelet when in grade school. She recounted how excited she was in sixth grade when the school kids were given that opportunity.
They all poured over the flyer showing a row of the same 10 metal bracelets with different engraved images on the front that were designed to customize each bracelet.
She mentioned it because the memory came back to her when she visited the N-Style ID website—and she dug around in her jewelry box and found that bracelet.
A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis in her family had led her to shop for fashion medical alert bracelets on our website. She said she couldn’t believe the selection and styles. It made her feel, that same excitement she felt in sixth grade, but said that this time she is overwhelmed by the number of choices. Continue reading
Every 8 minutes the American Red Cross responds to an emergency. That means, in the time it takes to listen to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven (8:02), the Red Cross is rolling out to help a family whose home is damaged by fire or a city devastated by a tornado.
A closer look at the Red Cross reveals this organization is about much more than disaster response and blood drives. Continue reading
Blog: Keeping it Together When Your Child is Chronically Ill
When your child is diagnosed with a chronic illness like diabetes, asthma or cystic fibrosis for example, your world is suddenly like the inside of a snow globe... everything is moving in a flurry of activity and constant change. But eventually, when the fear and panic subside and your child's condition is more or less under control, you as a parent are left with the task of guiding your family's return to "normal" life. Continue reading