Sizing & Engraving Tips

check your medical id bracelet size

The proper bracelet size can be found by measuring your wrist at the smallest part. Please add 1” to this number. For example, if your snug measurement is 6”, your bracelet size is 7”.

 

Not sure what to engrave on your medical tag? 

Your medical id tag will speak for you when you are unable to communicate. Determine what information emergency technicians and hospital workers would need to know. Suggestions include:

  1. name
  2. medical condition
  3. allergies
  4. medication being taken
  5. medication needed
  6. date of birth
  7. emergency contacts
  8. physician contact number

There isn't a lot of room on the medical identification tags- engrave the most necessary information.

 

Some other things to consider:

Be sure to distinguish between the medications you are allergic to and medications you are taking. For example, “Allergic to Penicillin” is much more descriptive than saying, “Penicillin”.

Engraving less text on a tag will result in larger (and more legible) letters.

ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency”. Often we see customers engrave ICE followed by a phone number. (“ICE: 555 555.1212”)

There is no need to include parenthesis on area codes.

If you are engraving for lymphedema or lymphedema risk, please indicate which arm or leg is at risk.

We advise against engraving Social Security numbers on your tag.

If you have a long list of medications, you could keep them listed on a wallet card and engrave “See Wallet Card”.

Consider engraving the most important information on the back of the medical bracelet tag. If the front becomes scratched, the back will still be legible. The back of the tag is more protected by your wrist.

Unfortunately, I am unable to engrave any DNR information on your jewelry. There are a bunch of complicated laws about DNR and I stay away from that mess.

Check your custom engraving order before and after your place it! Custom engraved items are non-refundable, Fiddledee ID's is not liable for mispelled words.

 

Real World Example:

Using the above criteria, my own medical id tag reads as follows:

FRONT:
Christina
 
BACK:
LYMPHEDEMA RISK
LEFT ARM
NO BP/IV
SULFA ALLERGY

 

 More Examples:

FRONT: FRONT: FRONT:
CARTER JLP LUCY
PEANUT   MYERS
ALLERGY    
-over-    
  BACK:  
BACK: JENNA L POWERS BACK:
PEANUT ALLERGY TYPE 1 DIABETES EPILEPSY
BENADRYL/EPIPEN INSULIN DEPENDENT SEIZURES
CALL 911 PCN & LATEX  GRAVES DISEASE
MOM: 555.5551212 ALLERGY  
     

 

PLEASE CHECK, CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SPELLING.


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