I have an issue. Well not really an issue. I have a problem, no that’s not right either. I like to collect stuff. I like my stuff to look nice or somewhat nice. No Dayle I am not talking about my sneaker/sock problem. That really is a problem. For the longest time, when I had my medic alert, I had the I am guessing stainless steel necklace with the small round pendant that said diabetes from Medic Alert. This bad boy traveled with me for YEARS. I mean for the first 12 or so years of my diabetes, I had that necklace. Granted my records were never updated after a set period of time, but it was my one and only acknowledgement that I was a person with type-1 diabetes. It was something at least. (In hindsight I probably should have told more people.)
As I found all of you guys and gals and the other things out there, I realized that there are more options out there for alert bracelets and necklaces. So I started to investigate and purchase some of them. I have loved all of the bracelets I have found and used. More importantly, these things have been on my wrist so they are more obvious, especially if ever something happens, and well people notice them. Only once have a I made a poor choice in my selection of bracelets for me. So what did I do? I gave it to Kim. Doesn’t everyone do that? The thing just never fit right, it was bigger than I was expecting, and well I have tiny wrists, it is really weird, so it and I did not get along at all. I figured Kim could find a home for it amongst her people, use it as a giveaway, keep it if she wanted. I have no clue what ever happened with that alert bracelet.
The last bracelet I bought, I still use and like it alot, it is now my “dress” alert, but I needed something to fit the more active lifestyle I am trying to live and the black weaved bracelet was starting to show a little wear and tear. My friend Jeanette a few weeks ago showed me a bracelet she was wearing from Hope Paige Medical. It was the everyday sort of bracelet I should have been wearing, plus it goes so well with my “You Can Do This Bracelet”. (Completely unrelated, Hope Paige Medical did help the You Can Do This Project, with some pretty nice giveaways, so I felt I should see what they had to offer and support them if possible.)
The thing about this, is that it is adjustable just like a watch band and again is obvious. I like the narrowness of the band as well and can be clipped to get rid of excess band if necessary, great for people with tiny wrists. I like the fact that I can shower with this band on in case I forget about it, not to mention the fact that I can run with it on as well. It is great, not to mention the price was nice as well.
The second choice I made was a little heftier in size, but I really like the concept of the survival strap. These are hand braided straps that come from Survival Straps. The idea behind the straps are great, they are woven from high quality paracord, that can be unraveled in an emergency for use. Not that I see myself being in an emergency where I might ever need this, but if I am going to be doing more hiking, biking, and maybe camping, who knows. So I got this bracelet for myself. I loved the fact that I could also customize the colors of the cord used to my own liking.
Obviously, this bad boy is way bigger than anything else I have worn before. I am still getting used to it, however, I really like it. It is pretty comfortable, but as a little more wear comes into play on this bracelet, I feel it will fit even better.
At the end of the day, I am quite happy with both of my choices and look forward to my eventual search for another alert bracelet. However, with some upcoming expenses coming up soon, I am guessing my “fun” budget is going to be pretty tight, until I get my tax return next year. Imagine thinking about my tax return in October. Man, that is depressing.
***Disclaimer*** I choose to write about the products mentioned in this blog. I no way, was I asked, compensated, or even told I should talk about the two bracelets I purchased from Hope Paige Medical. That is all. Have a great day.
That alert bracelet is in my rotation of medical ID jewelry! 🙂 (Thanks again!)
Lol, now I know where THAT went. I figured as much, but since I don’t get to see your arms all that much. (Not creepy, right??) I had to guess.
Thanks for this post. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 and I bought a bracelet that made my arm break out in hives, and was impossible to get the clasp on/off. I’m always looking for a new one, so I’ll check out your links. The “You Can Do This” project is really cool, too. Appreciate all your info!
I know I’ll be in the market for a new bracelet soon. The clasp on my Medic Alert doesn’t quite close all the way, and rather than replace the clasp (again), perhaps it’s time to look into some other options. Thanks for the insight as to what these other options could be.
I can’t help but notice you didn’t post the pictures with the bracelets ON. Is it my fault? LOL!
Maybe, possibly, or just the fact I wrote the blog at night so the alert was already off.
Been reading your blog for a while now and wanted to let you know I really enjoy it! Also, thanks for the info! I’ve been searching for bracelets that I actually like, and finally found some thanks to this post!
Thanks. I am glad it helped. Let me know what you ended up going with.