Diabetes Medical ID, MediPal, Bulter and Grace diabetes ID

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GOT ANY ID?

As we venture back out, we look at the range

of medical ID services to help keep you safe

in case of emergency, or as a helpful back up

if you get to travel anywhere this summer.

There's no need to shout

that you have a medical

condition from the

rooftops - but having

some sort of medical ID

on you is so helpful if you need help.

It helps to give the emergency services

and other healthcare professionals

information about your condition so that

they can get on with sorting you out as

quickly as possible.

Thankfully, Medical ID comes in all

shapes and sizes to suit how different we

are. From cards that fit in your wallet or

pocket to watches, bands, pendants and

delicate bracelets, there's a type of ID to

suit all of us.

The snake and staff emblem - the

MediPAL

An emergency ID card for purse or wallet

that displays your next of kin contact

details, allows for 10 prescriptions and

seven medical history details, plus your

GP's name and number. All UK ambulance

trusts are aware of the service. MediPAL

can speak for you when you can't.

Cost: A MediPAL card, displaying daily

medication and medical history, starts

from £7.99 with free delivery, which gives

lifelong membership at no annual fee.

Updates to your card costs £5.99.

www.medipal.org.uk

ID Phone Home

Your phone is a great place to store some

of your vital info and worth inputting into

your phone. Many devices allow this to

be accessed even when your phone is

locked. You can add your basic details

(name, address, who to contact in an

emergency) as well as your medical

conditions, medication and any allergies

you may have. Here's how to do it:

iOS (iPhone)

1. Open 'Health' and tap 'Medical ID'

then 'Edit'.

2. Enter your information.

3. Turn on 'Show When Locked' to make

your medical ID available from the lock

screen.

4. Tap 'Done'.

Apple recently introduced a feature that

shares your real-time location with the

emergency services after you call them.

Android

As there are so many different devices,

these steps may vary slightly according

to your make and model, but it should go

something like this:

1. In Settings, go to 'Users and Accounts'

(or Users) then 'Emergency Information'.

It may be under 'My Info', if your phone

has that listed.

2. Tap 'Edit' or 'Edit Information'.

3. You should see the fields to type in

all your necessary info. You can add

emergency contacts (if they're already in

your phone book).

4. You should also be to add a message

to your lock screen - a great place to put

your vital medical info. Add a line to your

lock screen by looking in your settings for

'Screen Lock' or 'Lock Screen Message'.

You can then add your custom text.

internationally

recognised

Asclepiad

symbol,

named after

the Roman god of medicine or healing

- is usually featured on the ID and most

national and international lifesaving

organisations include awareness of these

products in their training, so they know to

look out for it.

Medical ID comes in particular use if

you have an 'invisible' medical condition

(diabetes, epilepsy, extreme allergic

reactions) as this symbol alerts people

if you can't tell them. So, it's better safe

than sorry - and our round-up of leading

medical ID services might be helpful.

Butler & Grace

There is a small selection of modern

jewellery from these independent artisans.

There is no contact or database service

just simple products. It's enough.

Costs: Prices includes engraving. This

bracelet costs £24.95. Can say Type 1,

reverse side says, 'Medical Alert'.

www.butlerandgrace.co

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