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Medical Alert Bracelets and Their Importance to High Risk Medical Patients

Do you have a medical alert system, but don’t know what type of wearable device you want? A medical alert bracelet might be the right choice for you if you want to conceal your device, but remain safe.

What are medical alert bracelets?

Medical alert systems typically come with button options that are wearable. Some of the most common options are necklaces, bracelets, and waist bands. 

A bracelet, or wristband, is similar to a necklace except you wear it around your wrist. It looks like any other bracelet and can be made with plastic, rubber, silicone, or many other materials. The wrist band has a small button that you can easily press in case of an emergency. 

A bracelet is connected to the base unit just like a standard pendant. That means that you have to be conscious of the range you have available. It is important that you know your range and if you are planning to leave your home, you have someone with you once you leave that range.

However, you can purchase wristbands that have a variety of ranges. You also have the option of purchasing a wristband that connects to the service through a cell phone tower. These wristbands allow you to go wherever you want to go, because if you have an emergency they connect you to agents via the closest cell phone tower. 

Medical alert bracelets are strongly recommended for people with particular medical conditions. If you have any of the following conditions, you should look into a medical alert bracelet.


People who have diabetes are recommended to wear either a medical ID bracelet or medical alert system bracelet. Diabetic emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. By wearing some type of medical alert bracelet, you can get fast, efficient help. 

Heart conditions

If you have a heart condition, you are at risk on a regular basis. A medical alert system bracelet, whether it is a heart stent alert, a pacemaker bracelet, or any other kind of medical bracelet, can help you in the case of an emergency. If you have any of the following conditions, you should consider a medical bracelet.

  • Arrhythmia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Hypertension
  • Blood Thinners
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Heart Condition
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Heart Stents
  • Pacemaker

Seizure disorders

Wearing an epilepsy medical alert bracelet, also known as a seizure alert bracelet, is an easy way to share your medical information and call for help if something is to happen to you. If you suffer from the following, you may need a medical alert bracelet.

  • Seizure Disorder
  • Epilepsy


You may hear allergies and think of the seasonal allergies you suffer from each year. However, allergies are serious medical conditions. Whether it is a food allergy, drug allergy, or even a latex allergy, wearing a medical alert bracelet can help if an emergency is to occur. EMTs will know what you are allergic to so they can treat you and help avoid any allergic reactions. 

  • Allergy to Penicillin
  • Food Allergies
  • Allergy to Sulfa Drugs
  • Allergy to Contrast Dye
  • Drug Allergies
  • Allergy to Stinging Insects
  • Allergy to Morphine
  • Allergy to Cephalosporins

Blood disorders

Medical alert bracelets are important for people with blood disorders and bleeding disorders. By wearing your bracelet, you can get emergency help and let them know details about your medical history.

  • Von Willebrand’s
  • Hemophilia
  • Anemia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • On Blood Thinners
  • Factor V Leiden

Cognitive disabilities

People with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities benefit from ID bracelets for special needs. For instance, an autism medical alert bracelet can help first responders know when a person’s nonverbal status is his or her baseline. For someone who has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), medical alert bracelets or necklaces can help in an emergency assessment.

  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Developmental Disabilities

Neurological disorders

Medical alert bracelets are helpful for communicating a person’s medications and diagnoses if they are receiving emergency help. For people with memory impairment, dementia, or Alzheimer’s, medical bracelets offer peace of mind. 

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Memory Impairment
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia

Chronic conditions

For those with chronic medical conditions, medical alert jewelry, specifically a bracelet, is vital. A medical alert bracelet for something like Adrenal Insufficiency can help EMTs know what treatment you need. If you suffer from any of the following chronic conditions, you should consider a medical alert bracelet.

  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Asthma
  • Kidney Failure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Celiac Disease
  • Hearing Impairment
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Rare Diseases
  • Vision Impairment
  • Hyperthyroidism

By purchasing and wearing a medical alert bracelet, you are not only getting a device that you can easily hide under a sleeve, but also you are guaranteeing that you will receive help if you experience an emergency. Help secure your safety and peace of mind for your loved ones by investing in a medical alert bracelet in the case of an emergency.

Hannah Verret
Hannah Verret is a Content Developer at Med-Alert Pros in Memphis, TN. Hannah has been working in content creation throughout her entire adult career. When Hannah isn't writing or organizing social media posts, she's spending her time reading and loving on her many pets.

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