I searched for a long time before I found the perfect medical alert bracelet.
Some people don't wear them and physicians don't mandate that we where them, so the decision is really up to each individual. I chose to wear one because I figure, you never know when it can come in handy. I could be at the gym one day and suffer from low blood sugar before I realize it, but if I'm wearing a bracelet someone can help me--and I feel better knowing that.
The first one I bought was a unisex black bracelet. I thought I would like it, but it drew too much attention, was a little too masculine, and it didn't mesh well with my attire. So, I went back to the internet searching and I came across Beadin' Beagle's website. It didn't take me long to know that this was the right store for me. I purchased an elegant "Tri-Color Swarovski Pearl Medical Identification Bracelet" with claps on both ends.
I am EXTREMELY happy with my purchase! This is the perfect feminine, everyday medical alert bracelet. I admit that the price is a bit pricey, but the feeling that I have when I look at my bracelet makes it worth it. I'm not embarrassed to wear it in the classroom, at church, or formal gatherings. I turn the "Diabetic" ID inward, so that it isn't immediately noticeable to others.
As a new diabetic, I find that a medical alert bracelet also reminds me of my condition. It's not as easy to ignore diabetes when I'm wearing my bracelet (that doesn't mean that it never happens, it just happens less). Additionally, it's like a permission slip. It gives me the permission to let others know that I have a special condition. When it's time to eat, I'm not just an average person wanting to eat, I'm a diabetic on a schedule who has a vital organ (pancreas) gone haywire. See, my bracelet says so. :-)