Why You Should Never Leave Your Home Without A Diabetic Necklace
Diabetes perhaps cannot be cured but you can successfully control your blood sugar levels and live a completely normal life. You can go wherever you want to go and do whatever you want to do. But you should never leave your home without a diabetic necklace which states that you have diabetes and if you take medications or insulin injections. If you wear an insulin pump, make sure that your diabetic necklace includes this information too.
Living with diabetes means living with a constant risk of your blood sugar levels rising too high or dropping too low. Both conditions, hyperglycaemia (too high blood sugar levels) and hypoglycaemia (too low blood sugar levels) are extremely dangerous because they can lead to confusion, unconsciousness, seizure, coma and in worst case even death. If you follow your diabetes management plan strictly, you are generally safe from both hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia but it is sometimes impossible to avoid situations which can cause dangerous blood sugar fluctuations. And if you cannot access sugar or your medications promptly, you can quickly become confused or/and unable to communicate. Unfortunately, both hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia cause unspecific symptoms and if no one knows that you have diabetes, you may receive proper treatment with a delay as the emergency care team will have to rule out a number of other conditions which can cause similar symptoms.
A diabetic necklace enables you to truly enjoy life as it provides you a guarantee that you will receive proper treatment in case if your blood sugar levels dangerously fall or rise. When you wear a diabetic necklace, you do not need anyone to accompany you to be able to find help in case of emergency and as such it provides you a higher level of freedom because the people passing by as well as emergency care personnel will be able to identify the problem immediately. Furthermore, a diabetic necklace guarantees a faster treatment because the emergency care team does not have to lose time to search your pocket or bag for a medical ID.
If you do not have a diabetic necklace yet, you are highly recommended to get one as soon as possible. You can easily find one that will also meet your taste for style at your local pharmacy as well as many online stores selling medical supplies. And when you finally get one, never leave your home without it around your neck. After all, you never know when you will need help from complete strangers who know nothing about you.