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Precautions for Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies at School, Including Wearing Medical ID Jewelry
Preparing to send a child to school with food allergies is a scary and sometimes overwhelming venture. The goal is to try to control your child’s environment as best as possible. In this article, we summarize key precautionary steps you can take to have influence over the school environment. It’s worth noting, that while reviewing other blogs on the subject, we’re struck that a majority leave out the explicit importance of adding medical ID jewelry to your child’s food allergy safety plan.
Each month N-Style ID highlights different medical ID jewelry from our huge selection of medical ID bracelets, necklaces, charms and pendants designed for children, teens, adults men and women.
Since February is the month of love and romance, jewelry and chocolate, we thought it appropriate to spotlight our one-of-a-kind line of 14K gold, diamond and precious stone medical ID jewelry.
One of our most popular lines of medical jewelry is the beautiful 14K gold Heart-Shaped ID charms inlaid with diamonds and other precious gems.
To kick off the New Year, we added three new medical alert bracelets to the already huge selection of styles for kids and teens. The first two bracelets “Like” and “Caution Tape,” are inspired by pure fun and whimsy. We first introduced a bracelet along these lines last month called the "Mustache".
The third bracelet, “Jamie,” is a variation on the trendy & colorful multi-strand wrap bracelets so popular right now.
We thought playing on the huge presence of Facebook in our lives could be fun. So with a wink-and-a-smile we introduced the “Like” medical alert bracelet. Within hours of posting the bracelet to our Facebook page for a giveaway, our post was flooded with, well…. Likes!
[UPDATE Sept 2014: The Like bracelet has been sold out]
In the same spirit of fun when creating the “Like” bracelet, we introduced the “Caution Tape” Medical Alert Bracelet. We had a very snowy and cold December at N-Style ID and there’s not a building in sight that isn’t crowned in icicles. I got the idea of making the new bracelet heading in and out of the building surrounded by caution tape warning us of all the icicles.
Shop the "Caution Tape" bracelet here:http://www.n-styleid.com/caution-tape-medical-id-bracelets.html
The “Like” and “Caution Tape” medical alert bracelets are from the Ultralight / Sports line and are great for everyday wear because of their durability. The adjustable bands are made of nylon webbing with a plastic center push buckle.
These bracelets are interchangeable in two ways. You can order the bracelet complete with ID tag. Then remove the bands and select other designs from our huge selection of affordable kids medical bracelets without ID tags. Or you can order different colors of the interchangeable medical ID tag.
The all new “Jamie” medical alert bracelet is a fun & feminine design with triple strands in a casual and comfortable material that includes a silver heart-shaped medical ID charm. This bracelet is easy customize with four bracelet colors to choose from and five different silver ID charms to choose from. The Jamie medical alert bracelet can fit a 6” to 8” wrist.
Shop the "Jamie" bracelet here: http://www.n-styleid.com/jamie-lime-medical-charm-bracelets.html
To see more of our large selection of children's bracelets, lick here to view children's medical alert bracelets
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 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:
Exercise Tips and Programs
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.
At N-Stlye ID we’ve created fun new medical alert jewelry with an eye to popular trends among teens & tweens… incorporating everything from peace signs to Rasta colors and hemp fiber bracelets. These pieces are affordable and some are interchangeable to keep your teen’s medical ID jewelry fresh and interesting.
Here’s an overview of our new styles:
Harmony Hemp Medical Bracelet
Our young staff designed The Harmony Hemp medical alert bracelet. The medic alert bracelet is woven of natural help fibers with a peace sign bead woven into the bracelet. The Harmony Hemp comes with a pink peace sign; the other bracelet styles in this line are available with black or natural colored peace signs. This bracelet is not interchangeable.
Get more details about the Harmony Hemp Medical ID bracelet here:
Rasta Braided Medical Alert Bracelet
The Rasta Medical Alert Bracelet is braided of nylon treads in a cool combination of Rasta colors green, red, yellow and black. The Rasta Braided Bracelet comes with the fully interchangeable Contempo ID in sterling silver with multiple color options. And the Ratsa Bracelet can also accommodate any of our add-on charms (pictured below)
Get more details about the Rasta Braided Medical Alert Bracelet here
Wrap Leather Medical Alert Bracelets
Our Wrap Leather Medical Alert Bracelets are the perfect choice for stylish and trendy looks. The Leather Wrap Bracelet can be worn in multiple way to suit your style. They can be wrapped around your wrist once and then cut the excess leather or you can wrap the leather multiple times. The Leather Wrap Bracelet comes in multiple colors and with the Contempo ID Tag, which is interchangeable with many other bracelet styles.
Get more details about the Skulls Hemp Medical Alert Bracelet here:
Candy Braided Medical ID Bracelet
The Candy Braided Medical ID Bracelet is a casual, feminine bracelet with a combination of nylon threads of lime, pink, purple and orange. The Candy Bracelet is also paired with the Contempo ID tag made of stainless steel and comes in a variety of colors. If you buy the Candy Braided bracelet with the the Contemp ID tag, the tag is then interchangeable with many other bracelet styles such as our leather and beaded bracelets.
Get more details about the Candy Braided Medical ID Bracelet here:
Skulls Hemp Medical Alert Bracelets
Our young staff had designed the cool Skulls Hemp Medical ID Bracelet. The bracelet has an island look to it with natural woven hemp and tiki-style skulls interwoven. The bracelet is tied on one end making the size adjustable to fit a 6" to 7 1/2" wrist. This bracelet is not interchangeable.
Get more details about the Skulls Hemp Medical Alert Bracelet here:
Mustache Medical ID Bracelet
We recently wrote about our new, on-trend and totally whimsical Mustache Bracelet (read more here). This medical bracelet pays tribute the popular mustache trend. Made of nylon with a plastic center tag this bracelet is great as a sports band. The Mustache Bracelet fits up tot a 7" wrist
Get more details about the Mustache Medical ID Bracelet here:
Click the photo to view more more details for Contempo Medical Alert Tags: