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Silicone bracelets

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Lakeman, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Lakeman

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    This is going to be a little long.

    We were at the clinic last time and the nurse asked us if we had a diabetes alert bracelet. I answered that we did but it did not fit right and showed her that it was on the handle to our backpack. She gave us a silicone bracelet that said "I have diabetes", it was pink, it was waterproof, and it fit.

    Unfortunately about a month later the writing wore off. My daughter loves it and still wears it but of course it is no good.

    So I decided to go online and buy a new one. I found some that were gaudy and red and looked kind of scary. I found a set of ten for about $30 with no shipping and handling but they were all adult sizes. I found that I could buy just one in the right size for less than $4 but then shipping was about another $4. After seeing a set of ten all in cool colors for about $3 each I did not want to spend close to $8 for just one that would wear out in about a month. I did see some that were embossed and I imagine that they would last longer but they still seemed to cost too much for a single bracelet.

    Some of the sites I visited did not indicate the sizes and some of the sites I visited did not let one know how much the shipping was going to cost - frustrating and poor web design.

    So does anyone know of a site that sells a set of embossed or un-embossed silicone bracelets in cool colors for about $30 or less including shipping and handling? Or are there stores where one could go in and just buy one?
     
  2. JackyH

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  3. Lakeman

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    Thanks,

    That might work since the site says that the words won't rub off. So each one would be about $7.50. I hope that is what the shipping turns out to be since when I looked at that site it doesn't indicate what the shipping will be, I suppose, until after I fill out the form.
     
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    cool med ids
    My son is very happy with them..I did however buy 2 sets,so I'd have an extra..
     
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    My DD loves the ones from www.coolmedid.com as well. The shipping is the same for the first 9 ordered, so I ordered her a variety in both sizes. Right now she's wearing the smaller ones, but they're getting snug. I ordered 3 colors she liked...and then ugly gray/red ones for when she's going swimming without me. I want one that screams "Type 1 Diabetes" to a lifeguard or paramedic then!
     
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    Another vote for cool med id's here.
     
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    We are huge fans of these as well. Each additional color is only $1 and the id is easily changed from one band to the other. Great value and they really hold up well!
     
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    We have this too, the small size is great for slim wrists in kids. My only wish is that they had a medical alert symbol to add. I put that on my feedback. Otherwise, excellent product and excellent customer service.
     
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    http://coolmedid.com/store.php?pg1-cid49.html

    Same here. =) My son loves these. I do order them in red, because I think it would get first responders attention quicker (that's probably just in my head, but it makes me feel better). ;)
     
  12. NomadIvy

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    http://www.mediband.com.au/

    This is the best I've found thus far. It's an Australian company but they ship anywhere in the world. It took longer than I would have liked for my order to get here (Tokyo), but it was well worth it. I had ours customized ... it has her name, Type 1 diabetes, my and my husband's phone numbers, and "Give sugar....." I don't remember the exact words right now.

     
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