Optimal health is a goal for most people, as we hope to have a high quality life filled with good health and a sense of well-being. Even though well-being may be your goal, you may be dealing with disease and its associated issues. With the epidemic of diseases and health issues in the United States, medical alert bracelets have become more popular in the last few years.
Men, women and children with health issues such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and more have found that more fashionable medical alert bracelets are a great way to let emergency responders aware of their health issues.
But how do you choose a medical alert bracelet that is right for you?
The first thing to consider when choosing a medical id bracelet is the style. What type of bracelet do you like? Not too long ago, the only medical alert bracelets available were stainless steel with a chain link and clasp. Nowadays, the options are endless. For example, children can choose from coloured rubber, leather with or without designs and additions, fabric straps with or without designs or stainless steel with shaped charms. Children’s medical id bracelets also have different clasps to make the bracelets easier for children to undo, such as Velcro, snap lock or no clasp (just slip on adjustable).
The engraveable part of the bracelet can come in different styles, such as hearts or flowers and in different colours, such as gold, silver or pink. Adult medical alert bracelets also have a great variety of options. Women and Men can choose from beaded, silver, gold plated or leather medical alert bracelets with a wide variety of links and clasps available to meet their personal style.
If you are unsure of the personal style of the person you are buying one for, take a look at the jewelry that person already has. Do they like understated jewelry or something more bold? What is their colour preference-would they prefer a plain, yet classic silver or gold bracelet, or something more modern such as leather or beads? If you are purchasing for yourself, ask yourself the same questions. As well, take into account that persons lifestyle. If they are active they might prefer a more sturdy, practical medical alert bracelet.
Another thing to take into consideration when choosing a medical alert bracelet is the engraving. How much information do you want to provide on your bracelet? Some people simply want a bracelet that states their condition, such as “diabetes” or “epilepsy”. Others want to include more information, such as their phone number, a contact person, what medication they use or that they have a medcard In their wallet.
Determining how much you want to have engraved on your bracelet will impact your decision, as certain styles allow you to engrave more than others. We are lucky to live in a time where there are great, fashionable choices available for medical alert bracelets, so that you can choose one to fit your personal style, lifestyle and needs.