Why a Type 1 Diabetes ICEcard?
If you suffer from diabetes then you run increased risk of becoming unwell rapidly and being unable to speak for yourself when medical professionals or anyone who comes to your aid. If you can be quickly identified as a diabetic then the cause of your symptoms can be correctly diagnosed and treated quickly. An ICE Card could provide this invaluable information in a timely manner.
protect yourself and the ones you love!
Plain and simple, an ICEcard is a card you carry with you everywhere you go. If you are ever in an emergency situation and are unable to speak for yourself, your ICEcard holds all the important information required by first responders to ensure your medical needs are properly and safely met. It also holds the contact details of the people you’ve selected to be notified – just as the card says - in case of emergency. Cards are supplied in packs with matching Key Rings and stickers which help to alert first responders that you are carrying an ICEcard.
The card is made of durable PVC with a fully writable reverse surface. Card dimensions are 54 x 86mm with a thickness of only 0.76mm (Same as your bank card). The ICEcard has been designed with the advice of first aid professionals, and with simplicity in mind. The words ‘IN CASE OF EMERGENCY’ are displayed in bright, bold text along the top right hand corner of the card along with the International (ISO) symbol for First Aid.
1 x TYPE 1 DIABETIC ICECard with writable reverse
2 x Matching key rings with writable space for one emergency contact *NEW*
2 x Matching vinyl stickers - one standard & one larger *NEW*
Optional Add-on Card
Do you have multiple medical conditions or a complex medical history?
Ensure first responders get all the information they need in an emergency.
Our Add-On Card is available as an optional extra with this product. It has a large write-on panel on the front of the card and a complete writable surface on the reverse. The Add-On card provides extra space for additional medical details, medication, medical history, or to write whatever you think might be important for a first responder to know if you were in an accident or needed emergency care.
For more information on diabetes and the need to carry emergency and medical information with you at all times
www.idf.org - an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries
www.diabetes.org.uk - The largest charity in the UK devoted to the treatment and care of people with diabetes
www.diabetes.nhs.uk - NHS Diabetes is a national organisation supporting improvement in diabetes services
www.diabetes.co.uk - UK Community portal for Diabetes
News article: Welsh Ambulance Service and ICEcard