6. January 2012 08:39
Most people are familiar with the medical ID bracelets. Lately, there are other options available to help identify your diabetes. A successful program was started in Tennessee known as the “Diabetes Alert Sticker Program”. A sticker is placed in the rear window of a car that is driven by a person with diabetes. If a policeman approaches a car and finds the driver showing signs of impairment, the officer is aware it may be diabetes related. Low blood sugar symptoms are often similar to alcohol/drug use. In order to receive the sticker, you will need a doctor’s order. This program is becoming very popular and is being expanded throughout the United States. In some states, diabetes can be listed on your driver’s license. This is another way to spread awareness to police officers aware that you have diabetes. A diabetes tattoo is the latest trend. You can have a tattoo with the Star of Life or the American Diabetes Association symbol.
What do you think your diabetes alert tattoo would say?