From Orlando, Florida, USA:
Do you think it would benefit a child with diabetes to carry the "911 MED VIAL™" with them in case they have a problem?
I have heard of this, but I think it was under a different name. We do not use this nor advocate this since the information is available in the home. We have found that many calls that involve a paramedic occur away from home.
We always advocate using a bracelet or necklace since, when paramedics find someone, they can easily check the wrist or necklace for needed information. They will not check through the pockets or a purse (there is not time to do so and they would not ask for a family member to run home and find the 911 MED VIAL™). Also, the usual acute emergency is a low blood glucose where all is needed is to know the person has diabetes and to give glucose.
Original posting 13 Mar 2001
Posted to Community Resources
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.