Lauren’s Hope: Medical ID’s for the Fashionista

Over the past year, I have been having seizures and falls in public areas where no one knows who I am or why this medical issue was happening.

I realized that after a year of random seizures it was time to bite the bullet and get a Medical ID. Searching for a stylish Medical ID bracelet or accessory is still a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, I found Lauren’s Hope site that had an array of different styles to create your personalized Medical ID.

In 2001, Lauren’s Hope, introduced the very first interchangeable stylish medical ID bracelet. The goal was to create a Medical ID brand that was fashionable plus made to suit all ages. Their Men’s, Kids and Women’s line are stunning.

If this is your first time getting a Medical ID engraved you may have a few questions. Per Lauren’s Hope’s site below are what you should consider to include in your engraving.

  • Your First and Last Name
  • Medical Condition(s)
  • Treatment Considerations
  • Food and Drug Allergies
  • Emergency Contact Number with area code

To help you with Medical ID here are some common abbreviations provided by Lauren’s Hope:

ALGY/ALGYS – Allergy/Allergies
AVR – Aortic Valve Replacement
ASA – Aspirin
A-FIB – Atrial Fibrillation
BP – Blood Pressure
CA – Cancer
CKD – Chronic Kidney Disease
COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CHF – Coronary Heart Disease
CF – Cystic Fibrosis
DEFIB – Defibrillator/Defibrillation
DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis
DNR – Do Not Resuscitate
EPI – Epinephrine
EPIPEN – Epinephrine Pen (auto-injector)
HBP – High Blood Pressure
HTN – Hypertension
ICE – In Case of Emergency
IV – Intravenous
MVP – Mitral Valve Prolapse
NKA – No Known Allergies
NKDA – No Known Drug Allergies
NO NSAIDS – No Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
PCN – Penicillin
T1D/T2D – Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes
TCN – Tracheotomy
TX – Transplant or Treatment
VWD – Von Willebrand’s Disease

This all may seem overwhelming at first, no one expects to buy themselves a Medical ID especially so young but a Medical ID may save your life. To be honest I was a tad scared realizing a Medical ID was a necessity. I just received my first engraved Medical ID cuff and LOVE IT!

To shop for Lauren’s Hope Medical ID accessories or to learn more about them click here.


About Lauren’s Hope:

In 2001, Lauren’s Hope introduced the very first interchangeable medical ID bracelet, and overnight, people who had grudgingly worn, or even refused to wear, the standard, plain metal medical ID bracelets of the past suddenly had attractive, durable, stylish options they could enjoy wearing and change to suit their mood, outfit, or activity.Today, more than 400,000 people wear Lauren’s Hope medical IDs every day. Their expanding line of medical IDs include: bracelets, necklaces, anklets, charms, bag tags, and more to come!

Source: Lauren’s Hope