Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
American Medical ID, the leading producer of medical alert jewelry in the United States, has announced a collaboration with the American Diabetes Association for the Stop Diabetes® awareness campaign. American Medical ID will design and produce the official Stop Diabetes Medical ID bracelet with a portion of the proceeds from every sale benefiting diabetes research and programs to help those affected by diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association recommends that people living with diabetes, particularly those who use insulin, should have a medical ID with them at all times.
In the event of a severe hypoglycemic episode, a car accident, or other emergency, the medical ID can provide critical information about the person’s health status, such as the fact that they have diabetes, whether or not they use insulin, whether they have any allergies, etc. Emergency medical personnel are trained to look for a medical ID when they are caring for someone who can’t speak for themselves.
“We’re proud to join the American Diabetes Association in their vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens. The Stop Diabetes Medical ID bracelet is a helpful and import tool for people who have diabetes. It is also a great way to raise funds to support research, advocacy and community outreach while telling the world that we are taking a stand against this devastating disease,” said Rick Russell, CEO of American Medical ID, at the announcement.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org.
Since 1994, American Medical ID has created high quality, customized medical identification to meet the everyday lifestyles of our customers. Medical IDs are available in a variety of bracelet and necklace styles for adults, teens and children. Every ID is personalized with complimentary engraving. Candidates for a medical ID include anyone living with diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, autism spectrum disorders, stroke risk or memory impairment; persons with allergies such as food, drug or insect; and those taking multiple medications or blood thinners. For more information visit http://www.IdentifyYourself.com, email info(at)americanmedical-id(dot)com or call 800.363.5985.
For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact Justin Noland at (713)600-6713 or email JustinN(at)IdentifyYourself(dot)com.