Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New! Custom Engraved Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Summer time is approaching and we know that means more time spent outdoors.  Bike rides, picnics, soccer games and evening walks will soon become a weekly treat and we have just the thing to those activities picture perfect.

Custom Engraved Steel Water Bottles!!

These bottles are eco-friendly and make a great gift for anyone whose life is touched by diabetes.  Lauren's Hope Medical ID is a PROUD sponsor of the JDRF and we know these bottles will be perfect for your Walk for Cure activities this summer.

You can find these custom engraved water bottles and more on our site here:
http://laurenshope.com/products/221/stainless-steel-water-bottles

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lauren's Hope is being featured on the The Doctors TV show!

Everyone here at Lauren's Hope is thrilled that this afternoon our bracelets are being featured on the popular medical TV show, The Doctors. The show airs TODAY at 2 pm CST on NBC.  Check your listings for viewing times.

The show will be discussing healthy recipes, life style changes and the importance of wearing a medical ID.  Please share this exciting news with your friends and call us at 1-800-360-8680 with any questions.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Introducing our diabetes educator friend, Tish

When we asked for your stories on how a Lauren's Hope medical ID bracelet has impacted your life we were blown away by the amazing response.  If you haven't met our recent contest winner, Grace, you can learn more about her story here.  There were so many wonderful entries, but Tish, a registered Diabetes Educator, really captured our hearts. 

Here is her story.

I really just want to share briefly how Lauren’s Hope bracelets have helped me and other persons with diabetes. I have lived with diabetes for about 32 years now, and have seen many technological changes. Most of these changes have been from big and cumbersome to much smaller and easier to use. Glucose monitors are a good example. I remember as a child not wearing any ID because they didn’t have such a thing and back then they were not so nice looking when they did appear on the market.


I am a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator and I have noticed throughout the years that when I speak to groups of persons with diabetes, I am amazed at how many diabetics do not wear medical identification. My story lies with the group of kids that I work with who have Type 1 diabetes. When I show the young girls my medical id that contains the “mood” stones and they place their little hands upon it and watch it change colors they are fascinated and always desire to wear a bracelet just like mine. Their parents are also delighted. They don’t even know it is a medical ID.


When I teach our group Type 2 class and I am flailing my arms through the air (which I do when I talk) and then ask several hours later, did any of you notice my medical ID. Most of them say they thought it was just a bracelet and then I get to tell my stories. Both women and men are delighted that the medical ID’s are not big and ugly and always choose to pick up a flyer and I hope purchase an ID. They now understand that the EMT’s will look at arms, legs and neck and perhaps save their life.


So, that is my story. I love the fact that you have provided “cool” looking medical ID’s and I get to share them with the young and old alike.

Thanks.


Tish Wright

Thank you to everyone who entered our story contest!  We have added a link to our website where you can enter your story, along with a picture.  Go to http://www.laurenshope.com/ then scroll down to the bottom and click "Tell us your story"