Having type 1 diabetes for a little over a decade now I've never worn an identification to help others know of my condition especially in case of emergencies (such as hypoglycemic attacks - paramedics giving me resuscitation instead of simply giving me glucose).
The problem is that there isn't enough talk on this issue especially in the aesthetics of wearing one, as they look unfitting.
As far as best practices, I think a wristband is the most common method as it's effective (easy to locate). Either I proceed with a Do-It-Yourself initiative to create my own or find some cool looking ones to purchase.
Things to consider:
- How often does the ID have to be replaced?
- Should it be waterproof?
- What material serves best for long term use (if this is preferred)
- Should the medical info be stylized as engraved or placed as an attachment?
- It's hard to find ones that actually look cool/neat/practical.
What ever makes the responder identify the situation quickly enough will help in the worst case scenario or for an emergency. So, for my question what type of accessory would make it easier to identify this particular type of situation? Ideally a bracelet is the best option. Otherwise, if a bracelet can't be worn then it would be appropriate to use a necklace instead.
Just make sure the I.D.'s design isn't straying too far away from how medical logos are displayed. Since we are talking about a standard procedure the medical logo (or the Snack-on-a-Pole / SOS) must be visible to any peripheral vision.
Thanks to @PETE, I was now able to understand the importance of speed to acknowledge responders to take the appropriate action for person(s) in danger. This is because they were able to locate the information needed as-fast-as-possible without any fuss or delay.
Now, I just wonder if people ever considered using a Tattoo for this case....