Tuesday, August 7, 2012

RoadID'd: Now, a little safer

I had a medical ID bracelet. I loved it. And then I got De Quervain's. My orthopedist gave me a cortisone shot for it in January (result: no weird BGs that day, but my skin is permanently messed up over that portion of my tendon) and had to wear a wrist brace 24/7. I took off the ID so I could wear the brace...and then we moved apartments. The ID, of course, vanished without a trace.

So I've been ID-less since January. Walking around the streets of New York - often with my infant daughter, no less - without any ID explaining I have Type 1 diabetes, or that I pump, or that I take insulin, or anything. I've been feeling guilty about it. I KNOW I'm being irresponsible. I KNOW better than to be anywhere without ID. And then this popped up in my Google reader: Lorraine's well-timed post on RoadID. I was inspired, both by how cool the thing looks AND by the cost - my last bracelet set me back more than $80. I loved it and wore it daily for years, but $80 is $80.

It arrived!!

Fun shipping packaging!

It came with a fancy case!

I took it from far away so you can't see my info, but it looks badass, right?

I love it. I'm so very glad I bought it. I even got a blue band I can wear for Blue Fridays! If you need one too, I wholeheartedly recommend it. And if you go to to RoadID's site to buy your very own, this coupon code - ThanksKaren17668345 - is worth a dollar off your purchase price (it can be used 20 times for the next 30 days).

Sixteen bucks is a bargain for peace of mind.


  1. Thank you for this post. I haven't worn a bracelet since my last medic alert one gave me a rash and I know it's very important (especially with T1D and being pregnant). This was very timely and I have already placed my order. Thanks!

  2. I have a RoadID too for my sporty moments and a few cuter ones that I wear for everyday. I went many years without wearing anything, but living alone I realized I should probably try to be a little bit safer.