Medical ID Type 1 Diabetic Insulin Dependent Paracord Bracelet - Handmade By Heroes

Medical ID Type 1 Diabetic Insulin Dependent Paracord Bracelet

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  • Get your handmade Medical ID Type 1 Diabetic Insulin Dependent Paracord Bracelet with adjustable closure today.

    Would you like to choose your own paracord color combination? CLICK HERE

    - Made out of high quality 450 and 550 pound test paracord
    - Fully Adjustable
    - Small fits a 6"-8" wrist
    - Large fits 7.5"-10" wrist
    - Limited Lifetime Warranty 

    If you would like to find out more on how your purchase generates support for Our U.S. Veterans and their families, click here

    DISCLAIMER

    We use waterproof paper for the medical ID emblems but it is still NOT advisable to wear the bracelet when swimming or in the shower.  

    We can make your bracelet with side-release metal or plastic clasp. If you would like this option, please follow these steps:
    1. First, select the color then add your bracelet to your cart (you will be taken to the cart page).
    2. Go back to this page and Click here. You will be taken to a different page where you can choose the buckle type and your bracelet size. (IMPORTANT: Buckled bracelets are NOT adjustable so you will be asked to provide the exact size for your bracelet.) 
    3. Add clasp to cart and complete your order at the checkout page.

  • Help spread awareness on what type 1 insulin dependent diabetes (IDDM) is all about by wearing our Handmade By Heroes Medical ID Type 1 Diabetic Insulin Dependent Paracord Bracelet. By having your very own Medical ID Type 1 Diabetic Insulin Dependent Paracord Bracelet, you will not only be showing your support to people who suffers from this form of condition but you will also be helping the veterans who personally handcrafted the said bracelet.

    What is Type 1 Insulin Dependent Diabetes?

    Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), also known as type 1 diabetes, usually starts before 15 years of age, but can occur in adults also.

    According to statistics, in the United States of America alone, more than 1 million Americans including about 200,000 youth bellow 20 years old are type 1 diabetics. Every year, more than 40 thousand Americans are diagnosed to be type 1 diabetic.

    The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. Most likely it is an auto immune disorder. This is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. The tendency to develop autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, can be passed down through families.

    Type 1 diabetes warning signs can occur suddenly. These includes:

    • Extreme thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Drowsiness or lethargy
    • Increased appetite
    • Sudden weight loss
    • Sudden vision changes
    • Sugar in the urine
    • Fruity odor on the breath
    • Heavy or labored breathing
    • Stupor or unconsciousness

    People who are diagnosed to be type 1 diabetics needs insulin injections to bring the needed glucose to the body cells. The challenge with this treatment is that it’s often not possible to know precisely how much insulin to take. The amount is based on many factors, including:

    • Food
    • Exercise
    • Stress
    • Emotions
    • General Health

    These factors changes every day. That is why, deciding on what dose of insulin to take is a complicated balancing act.  Too much insulin intake will burn too much glucose that can lead to a condition called hypoglycemia or drop in blood sugar to a very dangerously low level. Also, if too little insulin is injected to the body, it will also lead to a condition called hyperglycemia or the rise of the blood sugar also to a dangerously high level. Both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia can increase the chance of  long term complications.

     Facts People With Type 1 Diabetes Needs to Know

    • Type 1 Diabetes is an auto immune disease
    • It is much less common than type 2 diabetes
    • About 10 percent of all diabetes cases are type 1 diabetes
    • Type 1 diabetes is not related to weight
    • Type 1 diabetics needs to take insulin
    • Type 1 diabetes is more common to children and young adults
    • Type 1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes
    • Type 1 diabetes has no cure. It is a lifetime condition

    Types of Insulin for Type 1 Diabetes

    If you are  diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, then, you will need to take insulin on a daily basis. Here are different types of insulin that you can take. Each of these types of insulin serves a different purpose and acts at a different speeds.

    • Rapid-acting: This type of insulin takes effect within 15 minutes, and you take it right before a meal. 
    • Regular or Short-acting: Regular (also called short-acting) insulin takes effect within 30 minutes to an hour. It’s also taken before a meal, but its effect lasts longer than rapid-acting insulin.
    • Intermediate-acting: This type of insulin lasts for 10-16 hours. It’s generally taken twice a day, and it’s used to imitate basal secretion. 
    • Long-acting: Similar to intermediate-acting insulin, long-acting insulin replicates the basal secretion. Long-acting insulin lasts for 20-24 hours, so you usually take it once a day. 
    • Pre-mixed: A pre-mixed insulin combines two other types of insulin—for example, a rapid-acting and an intermediate-acting insulin. This makes sure that you have insulin to cover the bolus and basal secretions.
    • Stock up on our Medical ID Type 1 Diabetic Insulin Dependent Paracord Bracelet. Contact us for further information by clicking here or sending us an email at support@handmadebyheroes.com or calling us on 719-212-8889 


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