Medical ID Bracelets Help Parents with Diabetic Children Get Back to School Ready

Aug 22, 2011, 08:00 ET from Hope Paige Medical

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to school is hardly considered the most wonderful time of year (at least, not in the kids point of view), but for parents, it's likely one of the most hectic times of the year.

For parents who have a child with diabetes or extreme food allergies, back to school brings more than just new jeans, pencils and backpacks. It brings more anxiety over the possibility of an attack happening due to new teachers and new classmates.

"The mistakes that we see when there are reactions in school often have to do with dropping the guard because of lack of education," said Dr. Scott Sicherer, a professor at pediatrics at Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center in a CNN interview in March. "…[Have] the child wear medical identification jewelry to keep that in mind."

From pediatricians and family physicians to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute of Health, medical ID bracelets are especially recommend for children with chronic conditions, such as diabetes or food and medication allergies. Medical ID bracelets are the best way to ensure that education and awareness is there, especially when it comes to your child's teacher.

Other ways teachers can prepare for a student with diabetes are to understand the needs of the child, being prepared, and not drawing unnecessary attention to the child, according to Laura Kolodjeski from

The medical ID bracelets from Hope Paige Medical don't resemble anything like the clunky hospital bracelets and will make sure that your child doesn't feel different.  Offering fashionable and functional styles, including beaded and crystal medical braceletsleather medical ID bracelets, and rubber medical identification bracelets, Hope Paige Medical gives parents peace of mind knowing their child is safe, while giving the child stylish options to choose from.

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