Medic Alert

Posted on: Sat, 05/15/1999 - 10:24am
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I just went to the Medic Alert website and read that they've come out with a new band and emblem that is supposed to help prevent allergic reactions to metals. I read somewhere that someone was not able to get a Medic Alert bracelet because of a nickel allergy...wasn't sure if it was here at PeanutAllergy.com. They also have a small emblem for kids-my 17 month old wears it -it's size "E" and isn't in their brochures yet. The emblem is about an inch in length.

Posted on: Sat, 05/15/1999 - 11:46pm
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Hi Dawn,
Thanks for the update on Medic Alert. They are such a wonderful organization. Here is a direct link to Medic Alert for those who want to view their site:
[url="http://www.medicalert.org"]www.medicalert.org[/url]
Stay safe.

Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2000 - 10:28am
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I was at the allergist today and the nurse told me medicalert has some new braclets. She said they have bunny or bear emblems on them. Has anyone heard of these? I didn't see anything on their website.

Posted on: Thu, 05/18/2000 - 1:24pm
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Thought you might want to know . ....
I mailed my child's MedicAlert info. today and ordered the new flex band bracelet (two tone titantium, silver & gold colored) that looks like a watch but with emblem, of course. She needed a size 6" but I was told that type comes in a bigger size but you can take the extra links out to make it fit ($45). They are waiving the member fee of $15 for new members this year. This bracelet is $35 for current members. Since this bracelet was not listed on the order form, they told me to mail in the insert that described it and circle the one that I wanted. There was also a bracelet ($50) that was completely coated with titanium (gold colored). They advertise that these reduce the risk of metal allergic reaction.

Posted on: Sat, 05/27/2000 - 3:44pm
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There is also a company in Arkansas called Miss Brooks Company, and It sells medic-alert necklaces. My son has a dinosaur, there are football helmets, teddy bears, etc. Lots to choose from, and fun too. Have had lots of compliments, and it brings up the allergy!

Posted on: Tue, 01/29/2002 - 11:40pm
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My 4 yr old son desperately wants that soccer band! His wrist is only 5 inches, though. What is the band like? Is it adjustable? He is so tired of the plain bracelet he's been wearing for nearly 3 years. Any help is greatly appreciated! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/30/2002 - 12:19am
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I just got both my kids both the sports bands, and they are great!!! In response to your questions, they are adjustable. My son's wrist is only 5 inches and you can adjust it and either tuck in a little extra or cut off the extra material. Both kids wear theirs comfortably. One of my sons classmates is a little too fascinated and keeps touching the metal cicle with info on it. He gets uncomfortable when this child keeps doing it so I had to give him some role playing options to get the child to stop touching.
They are great and worth it. The operators are helpful if you call which i suggest. They will help you witht he inscription part. Put anaphylaxis to peanuts, epipen.
Good luck.
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Posted on: Wed, 01/30/2002 - 2:21am
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I called Medic Alert to order the sports band for my 5 year old. I was told that the minimum size for the band is 9 inches. When I told the woman that my son's wrist was only 5 inches she said that some parents cut it down to 5 inches and burned the end. So instead of paying $40 bucks and going thru cutting and burning I'll have him do push ups to increase his wrist to 9 inches.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2002 - 1:58pm
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Thanks everyone! I'm going to order one, but I'll hang onto the old one just in case. Sounds like it will work out fine for him, though. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 02/05/2002 - 8:48am
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I just wanted to say that we bought one of these for our then 13-month-old son when he was diagnosed (he's now 18 months old). He has the small size band, and has been wearing it on his ankle until he's big enough to wear it on his wrist.
We have the "zoo animals" style band. It's pretty neat.

Posted on: Fri, 06/11/2004 - 3:27am
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AnnaMarie, this is a question I have wondered about with the renewal....My son is pa and asthmatic, which is all on his bracelet. So if the ambulance comes for him, and for some reason I am not with him, they look at his bracelet, hopefully give him epi. What reason do they have to call Medic-Alert? What other info are they going to get other than contact info for us? And most likely we would be with him or he would be with someone else who knew how to contact us.
So do we really need to pay to renew it, or just let him keep wearing it without renewing?

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