For those of you with “dumb” phones, you can also add a contact name, ICE (in case of emergency) and list who you want medical professionals to call. In the notes of that contact you can include allergies and medications as well as medical conditions.
In addition, I use an app called MediSafe that reminds me to take and keeps track of my medications.
Happy July 4th everyone! On big holidays like this it’s important to stay safe. If you have a chronic illness, there’s another important step to take in addition to calling an uber if you’re drinking and making sure to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated- you should have a medical I.D.
Luckily it’s pretty easy to not leave home without one in this age of smartphones. In fact, if you have an iPhone, you already have one built in, you just need to fill it out.
Check out the app with the little heart. You’ve probably used it to check out how many steps you’ve taken in a day.
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see the words Medical I.D.
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