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      Taking control of the Type 2 Diabetes Stigma

      Taking control of the Type 2 Diabetes Stigma

      Type 2 diabetes is not a lifestyle disease, people don't just 'bring it upon themselves' like many media outlets may like to portray. It's not from poor diet choices or as a result of laziness and likewise there's no miracle cure by taking up keto, taking a special supplement or running around the block everyday.

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      You've heard of Magnetic therapy, but is it safe?

      You've heard of Magnetic therapy, but is it safe?

      The market is saturated with many types of medical, awareness and wellbeing bracelets and the choice can be quite overwhelming, let alone when you are presented with the options of bracelets that have therapeutic magnets.

      Whilst generally safe for most individuals magnetic therapy can cause negative side effects for others. There's also many cases of disputed evidence that magnetic bracelets are effective for things like pain management however you'll find people who swear by them and wear them daily!

      What are the suggested benefits of magnetic bracelets?

      • Assist in dispersing toxins through the quicker removal of waste from the bloodstream
      • Help to reduce inflammation by dilating small blood vessels
      • Assist in quicker removal of lactic acid from the joints helping to decrease pain
      • Boost melatonin levels and help improve sleep
      • Provide relief from menstrual pain
      • Assist with the longevity and severity of migraines in some patients
      • Boost your melatonin levels to help improve sleep

      Who should not wear a medical bracelet?

      Before rushing to purchase a magnetic bracelet it is always advisable to first speak with your doctor or healthcare practitioner to ensure there is no reason you shouldn't be wearing jewellery with magnets, this includes bracelets that use a magnetic closing clasp.

      The list of people who shouldn't wear magnetic jewellery includes but is not limited to:

      • People who wear a pacemaker or any form of electrical implant or device within the body
      • Pregnant women
      • People who have an insulin pump
      • People who are undergoing any form of chemotherapy or radiant therapy
      • People with sensitive skin should use cautiously
      • Children up to 2 years old
      • People who are prone to bleeding

      Magnetic bracelets don't present themselves to be a miracle cure but from those who reap benefits from them the message is clear that they're definitely worth a try if you're curious to see how they might help with those persistent migraines or stiff joints. Always remember to exercise caution trying anything new like magnet therapy and introduce wear slowly, building up over time from a few hours a day over a couple of weeks first.

       

       

      Kid-sized bracelets that make a BIG difference

      Kid-sized bracelets that make a BIG difference

      Introducing our new range of kids silicone wristbands featuring a set of lovable animal characters that are sure to make little ones smile.

      Soft, flexible and durable a silicone wristband is the perfect choice when choosing a medical bracelet to fit in with your child's active lifestyle.

      Team it up with a personalised medical card to hold more information in case of an emergency and give yourself the peace of mind that you've got all the bases covered.

      Our children's range currently cover a host of conditions from Type 1 Diabetes, Epilepsy, Autism, Asthma and Food Allergies. Want to get more specific? How about checking out our range of silicone & medical id tag combination jewellery that is fully customisable and adjustable to fit smaller wrists. 

      What to look for when choosing medical jewellery

      What to look for when choosing medical jewellery

      Beyond just being a practical necessity there are a range of things to consider when choosing the right piece of medical jewellery. Here we look at what you'll want to weigh up to find the right formula for you between style, comfort and lifestyle.

      Silicone

      A softer more flexible band like silicone is perfect for those with an active lifestyle and who like the more casual appearance. Layer a few bracelets at a time or choose a band from a range of colours and just change it up every day.  Hypoallergenic, waterproof and durable silicone medical bands are also the ideal choice for children. If you need to display more information or would like a snugger fit than a get with a standard bracelet you can opt for a fully customised stainless steel tag and an adjustable silicone band.

      Stainless Steel

      In a broad range of styles and colours you may find the right fit for your next medical ID to be a metal bracelet or necklace in stainless steel. From fine jewellery pieces to dog tags or chunky metal bracelets there's a design that will fit in with what you like to wear. All our metal products at Personalised Medical are stainless steel as standard meaning they're corrosion free, hard wearing and won't cause any skin irritation. 

      Fabric & Leather

      From braided rope bands to woven straps and leather cuffs you'll find styles (or colours) that can be as discreet or as eclectic as you like. To keep them looking their best bear in mind that certain fabrics (like lighter colours that dirty easier) and leather bracelets (that are best kept out of water) wouldn't be recommended to keep on 24/7.

      Clasps

      Do you struggle with anything too fiddly? Try looking at magnetic clasps, bangles or necklaces that fit straight over your head. Like silicone but don't like the fit of a generic band? Check out our range of customisable silicone bracelets that have an adjustable band and securing strap.

      Customised vs Generic

      After finding the perfect style for you - your next most important consideration is whether a generic bracelet will be enough or if you'd like to personalise your own ID tag. If you're looking at customising a medical tag you may actually find that you'll start to fill it quite quickly, especially with certain jewellery pieces that have smaller tags. To help you decide on how best to construct your engraving text we've compiled a checklist below that helps break down what's important and what you can lose.

      Custom Engraving Checklist

      1. List Important Details
        Outline all important conditions, prescriptions or allergies in a simplified easy to read format taking into account the character limit (how many characters per line and how many lines) for that piece of jewellery.
      2. Use Abbreviations
        Abbreviate longer and unnecessary terms where possible, for example 'in case of emergency' can be shortened to ICE or 'Diabetes Type 2' could be Diabetes T2. Here at Personalised Medical we can also engrave special characters and even icons so if you want to get a bit creative just let us know.
      3. Utilise all the space
        Is it possible for the reverse of the tag to be engraved? If so, split the information between the two sides with the most important information displayed on the front.
      4. Link to more Information
        Still have too much information to fit onto your jewellery? Consider adding text like 'Medical Card in Purse', 'See Phone' or if being a bit more techie doesn't scare you - how about a QR Code? We can engrave QR Codes that link to a website or even just opens up more detailed information once scanned using a dedicated QR Code reader or even just a camera on a smartphone. Using a scannable code is also a great option if you want your information to be more discreet.

      Hopefully you'll find our guide helpful but if you're still struggling in any way just drop us a message here and one of our friendly team will be more than happy to offer some advice. We try, test, stock and engrave everything in-house at our small family business so you can feel assured you're in good hands.