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I was recently diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes. Ugh. I am getting a medical bracelet tattooed.....i need ideas? Anyone?

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Living with type 2 diabetes since 1998.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 1992.
Memphis, TN
I've seen one other with the medical symbol on the under side of the forearm which looked cool.

Orlando, FL
I have a tattoo of a skull injecting me with "Diabetic" underneath it. IT HAS SAVED ME!

Lehigh Acres, FL
type 1 diabetic

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2005.
Uniontown, PA
How did the tattooing go as we're not supposed to get tattoos for fear if infection?

Try Road ID! They are awesome!

The Oaks, AUS
I have the medical symbol (that is normally on the ID bracelet) on my wrist with diabetic written above it. The wrist is were emergency servers would look for a bracelet.... And seeing the medical symbol clearly is very important. A lot of people have tattoos, if your getting one for medical reasons i suggest make it clear. As for infections, I'm up to my 6th tattoo and haven't had a problem. Hope this helps!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1997. supporting a sibling with type 1 diabetes since 2008.
Charlotte, NC
I also have the medical symbol with type 1 diabetes written below it on my wrist

Arlington, TX
Call Medic Alert they can Help I have been wareing my bracket for 14yrs an it save my life. Be Well Tonya :)

Pearl River, LA
I have one on my chest as I have other ink on my wrists. An emt would see it as soon as they put a lead on my chest :)

Phoenix, AZ
I too have a tat. Mines on my arm, nice and colorful so it would be seen right away.

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