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  • Outfits to Pair With Your Favorite Medical Bracelets

    N-Style medical bracelets are so versatile and so well-priced that you can afford to have one for every type of occasion. This applies just as much to men, teens and kids as it does to women. Here are a few suggestions for pairing your favorite medical bracelets with apparel for everywhere from the tennis court to the ballroom, from the office to the classroom.

    The Intermingle Medical Charm Bracelet

    Intermingle Medical Charm Bracelet - Teens - N-Style ID 2014-06-10 13-57-27 Lauren Ralph Lauren Pleated Cocktail Dress - Women - Macy's 2014-06-10 13-58-34 Continue reading

  • Tips for Getting Your Kids to Wear Medical Alert Jewelry

    It’s no secret that medical alert jewelry saves lives. In medical emergencies, especially for those with special medical needs, the faster a first responder or a doctor can get informed about their patient, the better the outcome. But often times it’s hard to get kids to wear their medical alert jewelry, despite all the advantages of doing so brings. Here are a few ways to encourage your child to wear their medical ID bracelets, necklaces, or charms.

    Select the Right Type of Medical ID

    As with all kinds of jewelry, medical IDs are meant to be comfortable. Some kids prefer to wear necklaces; other kids prefer to wear bracelets. If you start off by finding out which type of medical jewelry your child prefers, it will go a long way to ensuring that they wear it daily. With our selection of medical alert bracelets, medical alert necklaces, and medical ID charm bracelets, it’s simple to find the right jewelry type for your child.

    Match your Child’s Fashion Sense

    Hawaiian Flower Medical ID Jewelry

     

    In addition to picking the right type, you’ll also want to choose colors, styles, and accessories to go with the medical ID that match your child’s fashion sense. Since our medical ID tags are interchangeable, you can mix and match colors and styles of bracelets and necklaces, allowing your child to personalize their look each day. When your child makes their medical alert jewelry a part of their fashion identity, they’ll wear it proudly.

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  • The Rise of Medical Jewelry

    What happens when the worlds of fashion and medical needs meet? Medical jewelry has been around for many years, but it has taken a new turn of awareness for many people who are suffering from different diseases and conditions. Those with medical badges have been reluctant to wear them due to their bulky sizes and appearance. Because of this, there has been a big shift in the appearance of the medical jewelry in the last few years and more options continue to come out as well. There are now many different pieces available in necklaces, bracelets and charms.

    These pieces look like fashionable pieces of jewelry, but also have a medical symbol on the outward side and any specifics on the opposite side. When someone feels like the piece of jewelry is not an eye sore, they are more likely to wear it; so more and more people are satisfied with putting this very important piece of jewelry on every single day.

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  • Avoiding Health Scares this Halloween with Medical ID Jewelry

    Did you know that at Halloween, Americans purchase 598 million pounds, or 1.9 billion dollars worth of candy? For the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, that’s a scary statistic. For parents of Type 1 diabetic children, it can be a nightmare.

     

    Halloween is just the beginning of the holiday season, where every party and event is filled with sugary treats, a threat to managing this difficult-to-control disease. Anyone with a chronic condition such as diabetes should wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace. This medical ID will alert teachers, doctors, paramedics, and school nurses of your medical history so that if any emergency arises, no time is wasted in getting appropriate medical care.

     

    N-Style ID believes that medical identification is key to managing your medical condition. If you have diabetes, a medical ID can be life-saving.

     

    Here’s the good news—gone are the days when a medical alert bracelet or necklace is a ‘one-style-fits-all’ piece of medical jewelry. See N-Style’s huge selection and fantastic variety for the perfect pick for you or your loved one. Here are just a few of the fun medical alerts available for men, women, and kids at N-Style ID:

    The Brawny Black Medical ID band is a great choice for men.

     

    The Brawny Black medical ID band for men

    The Red Heart Medical ID Necklace looks great!

     

    The Red heart charm medical necklace for women 

     

    The kids medical id bracelets are always fashioable.

     

    Some fun medical bracelets for kids

    Make sure there aren’t any health scares this holiday season. Monitor the amount of sugar you and your kids eat. --For other great suggestions to help keep kids safe at Halloween, visit the JDRF website.-- And, don’t forget—an essential part of any costume is a medical ID. N-Style ID wishes you a happy, and safe, Halloween this year.

    N-Style ID makes attractive medical ID jewelry & medical alert jewelry for kids, teens, and adults. Since its founding, N-Style ID’s core vision is to make the lives of all those dealing with conditions that require medical ID's less stressful by providing fun and fashionable medical ID jewelry. www.n-styleid.com

  • Lifestyles Tips for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in 2013

    Photo of New Year's Resolution: Lifestyle Tips for Type 2 Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes is not only the fastest growing disease on the planet, its one of the main illnesses for which N-Style ID designs medical alert and medical ID jewelry.  Since January is the month of proactive planning to make positive change in our lives, we focused our first 2013 blog on lifestyle and diet tips for people with Type 2 diabetes.

    With concentrated efforts to make practical lifestyle and diet changes, managing and minimizing the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes can be accomplished in anyone’s life. Type 2 diabetes is generally caused by genetics and obesity combined with a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits.  People that carry excess weight, especially in their midsection, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

    Any plan to minimize the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes is always centered on incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into our daily routine.  The thing about the recommended changes for diabetics, is that they are virtually the same for people not suffering from diabetes who are looking to improve their overall health. So the good news is that a Type 2 diabetic is not alone in seeking a healthier lifestyle.  Diet and exercise goals can be made with your partner or friends.

    Here are the core changes needed to improve the overall health and well-being of people with Type 2 diabetes:

    Eating Habits and Meal Patterns

    • Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Stick to the same meal times each day.
    • Managing and tracking the amount of carbohydrates at each meal or snack will keep your blood sugar level steady throughout the day.
    • It’s not just the actual food you eat that affects blood sugar levels but how much you eat and when you eat affects blood sugar in the body.
    • Omega-3 fish oils can improve glucose tolerance, high triglycerides, and cholesterol levels
    • Incorporate high-fiber, low-glycemic-index sources of carbohydrates like whole-grains, fruits, vegetables into your diet.
    • Limit intake of saturated and trans fatty acids.

    Regular Exercise and Weight Loss

    • Exercise promotes cardiovascular fitness and weight loss, lowers high blood pressure, improves lipid profiles and improves blood sugar control.  Since excess fat in the body can decrease the number of insulin receptors in the body, weight loss is a critical component to managing diabetes.

    Limit Alcohol Intake

    • Alcohol is essentially pure sugar so it worsens glucose tolerance. Try to completely refrain from or drastically reduce your alcohol intake

    Stress Management

    • Stress is very bad for people with diabetes. Unmanaged stress elevates blood sugars. Identify techniques to help lower stress levels such as reading, meditating or yoga.

    There are endless online diet and exercise programs for people with Type 2 diabetes to help them achieve their goal of a healthier lifestyle:

    Online Recipes:

    http://www.joybauer.com/recipes-for-Type-2-Diabetes.aspx

    http://www.diabetesinanewlight.com/

    http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20307365,00.html

    http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/

    Exercise Tips and Programs

    http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/fitness/

    http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20425548,00.html

    http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/type2/managing/weight-lifting-get-strong.aspx

    And finally, wearing your medical alert /medical ID jewelry is also a core tool in managing Type 2 diabetes. It’s surprising that many adults with Type 2 diabetes don’t where medical alert jewelry. The importance of wearing medical ID jewelry for your overall health can’t be understated. In the event of an emergency, first responders need to know of your condition so they can administer proper care thus potentially saving your life.

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