Thursday, 29 December 2011

Mediband urges diabetics to be prepared

A leading medical ID device producer is urging diabetics to take advantage of the silicone wristbands on offer to them in a bid to make it easier for paramedics to access information relating to their illness if an emergency situation should arise.

Mediband, creators of the medical ID bracelets, has just launched in the UK and has produced a range of wristbands designed for people with diabetes, as well as a range of specific allergies and food intolerances such as nuts and dairy. The company has also created a wallet card that can be printed with all known conditions and allergies for the carrier, which can easily be taken anywhere.

Also on offer are a range of custom designed wristbands which can be personalised to suit the wearer, as well as custom reversible designer bracelets for those who wish to be more discreet but still need to communicate the relevant information.

Michael Randall from Mediband says: “There is no reason not to purchase one of these Medibands. We cater for all forms of diabetes, including insulin and non insulin dependent. They come in a range of colours and sizes so are suitable for anyone and everyone. They could be one of the most important purchases you ever make, because they could potentially save your life.”

Diabetes UK, one of the foremost charities for the condition states on their website: “It’s really important that you carry some form of medical ID with you at all times, so that if you ever become unwell, people are aware that you have diabetes”

Prices for the bands range from £2.08 to £1.35, depending on the size of the order.

Further information on the Mediband wristbands is available from

Mediband was originally founded in Sydney, Australia as a subsidiary of Handband, and has just launched in the UK. The company now caters for over 20 different medical conditions, and that number is growing.