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Medic Alert Awareness Month


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A medical identification tag is worn as a bracelet, necklace or on clothing. It allows the wearer to be identified as an individual with a medical condition that may need immediate attention. This tag serves as a tool to provide information to emergency responders, physicians, and law enforcement personnel in the event that the individual is unable to communicate. Typical conditions warranting a medical alert identifier are:

  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylactic Allergies (food, drug, insect)
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Pacemaker or other medical devices
  • Blood thinners

Who needs Medic Alert?

Persons with any medical problem or condition that cannot be easily seen or recognized need the protection of MedicAlert®. Heart conditions, diabetes, severe allergies and epilepsy are common problems. About one in every five persons has some special medical problem.

Why Medic Alert?

Tragic or even fatal mistakes can be made in emergency medical treatment unless the special problem of the person is known. A diabetic could be neglected and die because he/she was thought to be intoxicated. A shot of penicillin could end the life of one who is allergic to it. Persons dependent on medications must continue to receive them at all times. Furthermore, the MedicAlert® emblem can also help in identification.

When is Medic Alert important? 

Whenever you cannot speak for yourself— because of unconsciousness, shock, delirium, hysteria, loss of speech, etc. —the MedicAlert emblem speaks for you.