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Not for everyone - but fab if you have diabetes - and could save a life.

http://www.drwf.org.uk/WellnessNetwork
FREEawarenessjewelleryandIDcards.aspx

As part of our outreach programme, we offer FREE diabetes awareness necklaces to anyone requesting them from our head office.

These necklaces, which can be worn discreetly under clothing, are designed to alert anyone providing emergency medical assistance to the casualty’s diabetic condition. This can help speed up diagnosis and treatment considerably and could even mean the difference between life and death.

At DRWF we encourage anyone with diabetes, and especially those prone to suffering hypoglycaemia, to wear this form of identification.
We also provide diabetes ID cards which can be personalised and carried in a wallet or purse. These are also provided free of charge on request.

Please send a stamped (to the large letter value of 51p) addressed envelope to DRWF, 101 - 102 Northney Marina, Hayling Island, Hants. PO11 0NH.

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#1
Thank you i'll order my old folks 1 each.
#2
Great post, thanks op, heat added :)
3 Likes #3
I'm not diabetic but I think this is a fantastic idea :) Heat++
5 Likes #4
Heat added as it's nice to start the New Year with a post that isn't about greed. ;)
#5
good idea that...hot (_;)
#7
Syanideuk
I'm not diabetic but I think this is a fantastic idea :) Heat++

+1
#8
cherishu2
Thank you i'll order my old folks 1 each.


Glad to help - i found it on mse - but thought diabeties affects so many people it may help someone.

My husband has to carry medical kit & cards everywher e- and things like this really do help give you peace of mind - so glad to help someone else - as someone helped me by telling me about this ;)
#9
great idea....heat added :)
banned#10
Sweet ! :|
#11
brill will order for inlaws thanks ,,,,,,,hot :)
#12
Nice 1 Cheers heat added (_;)
#13
Nice find. Brother in law has just been diagnosed so I'll point him in their direction.
#14
thanks op heat added
#15
You'd like to think something like this would be free oO
#16
gizmouk
You'd like to think something like this would be free oO


Would be nice if something similar was given to everyone when diagnosed, all I got was some needles, prefilled insulin pens and told to crack on with it! I'm suspecting not much has changed in the last 4 years either.

You can buy similar ones though, I have one which has all kinds of information inside, however it cost quite a bit of money and my medication for other illnesses keeps changing its almost pointless keeping it upto date. So I just have a card in my wallet that is clearly displayed once someone opens it (before no doubt pegging it!)
#17
Where's the deal then?????
#18
Excellent, both my parents are diabetic so useful deal thanks.


-Kev
#19
thanks i have looked for one of these but only found expensive ones!
#20
Any way of getting Quidco on this?

On a more serious note, great idea and I'm sure many will benefit as a result of this post. Nice one OP :)
#21
Thank you, lucerysmum for posting this, very useful :D
5 Likes #22
simate
Where's the deal then?????

The deal is 51p to save a diabetic person who is in a coma and cannot speak being treated incorrectly. oO
#23
hi where do i get a free awareness necklace my brother in law has just been diagnosed
#24
Heat added, very helpful item in emergency situation.
#25
TO - KARENUK400

It tells you in the post how to get one.
1 Like #26
Waiting for someone to say bought 50 for ebay !
#27
Good spot OP, thanks - scottish heat added :)
#28
Great - thank you
#29
nice one m8,got my stepmum with us at the mo & she has suffered from diabetes for over fifty years & it's a hell of an illness so something like this can be very beneficial if they go hypo.
#30
Info from site:
Free necklace and leaflet offer on money saving websites
04/10/2010 13:24:00
If you are visiting the website because you have seen an offer for our free diabetes awareness necklace or our leaflets on a money saving or 'freebie' website please be aware that you do still need to pay postage for these items.

Please send us a C5 sized envelope, self-addressed and stamped to the value of 51p and tell us where you have seen the offer advertised. You will appreciate that although the leaflets and necklaces are free, we are spending a lot of charity money on postage. Thank you!
#31
5426angela
simate
Where's the deal then?????

The deal is 51p to save a diabetic person who is in a coma and cannot speak being treated incorrectly. oO


I wouldn't rely on a necklace to save my life in case I forgot to put it on or it broke and got lost. I would keep a medical card in my wallet and make sure I took my medication to avoid a coma in the first place.
banned 2 Likes #32
simate
5426angela
simate
Where's the deal then?????
The deal is 51p to save a diabetic person who is in a coma and cannot speak being treated incorrectly. oO
I wouldn't rely on a necklace to save my life in case I forgot to put it on or it broke and got lost. I would keep a medical card in my wallet and make sure I took my medication to avoid a coma in the first place.

Diabetics dont go into a coma because they 'forgot' to take their medication in the first place. Several factors can trigger hypoglycemia, not all of which may always be in the diabetics fault. The body processes insulin differently in various situations and scenarios ranging from climate, level of excercise, type of food ingested, period of time since last eaten, levels of stress, medications etc. So no its not as simple as 'i would make surre i took my medication'.



Also to those who know better, why dont they do pancreas transplants for diabetic people? Does the body reject this or something?
#33
Thanks
#34
adnan, i'm not sure if the body would reject it or not - i think thats just the same risk as any other organ transplant.

From what i gather with type 2 diabetes, it is not particularly the body stopping producing insulin in the pancreas, it is that the body doesnt react to the insulin produced. After a pancreas transplant, the new pancreas would also stop producing insulin as the body isnt reacting to it therefore it would be an ineffective treatment. This is just my understanding of it though.
For type 1 diabetes i believe pancreas transplants are one option for treatment

simate - people carry a card too. but if somebody collapses, the heart seems an obvious place for paramedics etc to look at - therefore notice the necklace easily. they have no reason to look in a wallet unless specifically for a card such as this.
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simate
5426angela
simate
Where's the deal then?????
The deal is 51p to save a diabetic person who is in a coma and cannot speak being treated incorrectly. oO

I wouldn't rely on a necklace to save my life in case I forgot to put it on or it broke and got lost. I would keep a medical card in my wallet and make sure I took my medication to avoid a coma in the first place.

You're a buffoon
#36
Adnan786
Also to those who know better, why dont they do pancreas transplants for diabetic people? Does the body reject this or something?


Apparently they do http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreas_transplantation

Edited By: greg55678 on Jan 01, 2011 22:59
banned#37
greg55678
Adnan786
Also to those who know better, why dont they do pancreas transplants for diabetic people? Does the body reject this or something?
Apparently they do http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreas_transplantation

Thanks adam. I suppose it would only be faesible for type 1 diabetics.

And thanks for the link greg, i must say i have never heard of pancreas transplants for diabetics so it was definately an interesting read. It said "At present, pancreas transplants are usually performed in persons with insulin-dependent diabetes, whom can develop severe complications." so it may be that the risk of implications are greater then other transplants? But i guess if it was sucessful, it would then mean you could eat whatever you like, not have hypos and the other long term risks associated with diabetes would also be reduced down to the levels of everyone elses.
#38
Luckily I don't know anyone with diabetes, but great find
#39
I'm type 1 and wouldn't wear one of these personally but will be getting the card.

adamdd
adnan, i'm not sure if the body would reject it or not - i think thats just the same risk as any other organ transplant.From what i gather with type 2 diabetes, it is not particularly the body stopping producing insulin in the pancreas, it is that the body doesnt react to the insulin produced. After a pancreas transplant, the new pancreas would also stop producing insulin as the body isnt reacting to it therefore it would be an ineffective treatment. This is just my understanding of it though.For type 1 diabetes i believe pancreas transplants are one option for treatmentsimate - people carry a card too. but if somebody collapses, the heart seems an obvious place for paramedics etc to look at - therefore notice the necklace easily. they have no reason to look in a wallet unless specifically for a card such as this.


One if the best endocrinologists in my area said that a big problem with transplants is that the drugs you take to stop the body regecting the new pancreas can have side effects that are worse than sticking with your knackered organ! Replacement islet cells grown for the individual from stem cells sounds like the future to me but I'll not hold my breath waiting for it to happen!
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simate

I wouldn't rely on a necklace to save my life in case I forgot to put it on or it broke and got lost. I would keep a medical card in my wallet and make sure I took my medication to avoid a coma in the first place.


If you can forget or lose a necklace, you can forget or lose your wallet or medication. Probably best not to be so forgetful or careless if you have diabetes.

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