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Re: [IP] ID Bracelet

No, but I would never put such a thing on my car.  When I had to take a
driving test when I moved here from Oregon, I had to fill out a
questionnaire asking all kinds of health questions.  I answered them
honestly (never will again)  and went through all kinds of hell getting two
doctors to verify it was save for me to drive an automobile....... (never
had a pass out episode since I was diagnosed).  So, this kind of
discriminatory badge is not for me.    I do however wear a dime size charm
on a silver bracelet with the medic snake on one side and pump info on the
other....no red paint, most people think it is a pretty little bracelet
with a silver disk.   Guess if my number is up, and someone does the wrong
thing in the ER, my number is up. 

From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] ID Bracelet
Date: Thursday, August 20, 1998 11:50 PM

At 08:38 AM 08/20/1998  email @ redacted wrote:
>I hate the bracelet.  I usually wear the necklace when I am running just
>case I pass out.  I don't like the necklace either.  What about a tattoo?
>would probably want it on my butt so I wouldn't have to look at it.  But
>how would the paramedics know it was there?   I could put a note on my
>that says--SeeButt(g).  I guess that would defeat the purpose though.
>have any good ideas for DM identification?  I might could tolerate an
>bracelet better, but I don't know.  ellen

There is a plan that I've heard of to have a standard ID symbol used as a
bumper sticker for diabetics. I think its called the "DM Sticker Project".
The idea is that it would alert medics and the police that a diabetic might
be in the car. Has anyone else heard of this? 


Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

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