It’s hard to believe, but another year is coming to a close. Throughout the year we’ve shared ups and downs with our readers and our customers, and we appreciate you sharing our lives with us.
This blog is an opportunity for us to learn about and share what we know about medical conditions, healthy living and the latest in medical ID trends. We appreciate customer stories about how wearing a medical ID has made a positive impact on the lives of real people.
As is the tradition at the end of the year, we’re taking a moment to review the past twelve months in preparation for the next. We have compiled our own year-end countdown of the top five most visited blog posts of 2014 as an end of year review. Take a quick stroll down memory lane and re-read your favorites.
National Nutrition Month: 10 great resources for diabetic recipes
March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to explore new foods and flavors, keeping taste and nutrition on your plate at every meal… read more>
St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner on March 17. Many of us will celebrate by wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage, going to parties and perhaps imbibing a little. But what do we really know about the origins, legends and traditions surrounding this day?
Who is St. Patrick?
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He is thought to have been born… read more>
Shhh… Sneak Peek at the New Ryan Reed Bracelet
American Medical ID is proud to preview the new Ryan Reed medical ID bracelet, which should become available mid-March. As American Medical ID has done with past campaign awareness bracelets, a percentage of sales will be donated to the American Diabetes Association.
Ryan Reed is an incredibly talented driver who never let his diabetes diagnosis slow him down. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes… read more>
Is a Medical ID Tattoo Right for You?
Tattoos have been around for a very, very long time. This much we know, but as more and more young people are diagnosed with diabetes, tattoo art that often spoke in rebellious terms has found a new meaning.
By inking the universal medical symbol on their bodies, diabetics like Samantha Graham Vancouver, British Columbia, have turned to body art as an alternative to wearing medical ID… read more>
Gaucher Disease Awareness Month
Each October, the National Gaucher Foundation hosts Gaucher Awareness Month to shed light on the importance of early detection and education about this rare disease.
What is Gaucher disease?
Named after French doctor Philippe Gaucher, who first described the symptoms in 1882, Gaucher disease is a lysosomal storage disorder. That means the body is deficient in a certain type of enzyme. It is an inherited disease… read more>