Medical alert bracelets enable rapid identification of patients with a number of illnesses. They can be extremely important for people with diabetes, who can react to low blood sugar with confusion and or unresponsiveness. If wearing a medical alert bracelet, bystanders or paramedics can identify the problem quickly and, the sooner the low blood glucose reactions is identified, the sooner the person can be treated.
Medical alert bracelets are also used by emergency department personnel when someone is critically ill, unconscious or disoriented.
Several companies offer alert bracelets in a variety of colors, styles and materials. Steer clear of the ones disguised as fashionable charms as they can be overlooked in an emergency.