What kind of medical identification do you or your child carry?
Vote once for whichever you do most often
Bracelet or necklace, most of the time 62% (374) Bracelet or necklace, sometimes 8% (52) Bracelet or necklace, rarely 5% (31) Paper or wallet card, most of the time 7% (47) Paper or wallet card, sometimes 1% (6) Paper or wallet card, rarely 1% (7) Don't carry, too young 4% (26) Don't carry, don't want to 5% (35) Other 3% (22)
What kind of medical identification do you or your child carry?Poll dates: June 27 - July 4, 1999
Total Votes: 600
The symptoms of hypoglycemia can often be confused with other problems, especially by people unfamiliar with diabetes, such as law enforcement officers. For a person with diabetes, carrying a medical idenfication product can mean the difference between receiving prompt, appropriate attention for emergency hypoglycemia and being confused with someone who is drunk.
Wisely, 62% of respondents report wearing medical identification jewelry most or all of the time. Adding in people who sometimes carry medical identification products, jewelry products are preferred to wallet cards 75% to 9%.
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