My husband and I started MedAware soon after moving to New Zealand from the USA. We have two children with Type 1 Diabetes and needed to update their medical ID's. I kept coming up short in finding something that my kids would wear, something they would definitely keep on. My daughter in her late teens needed something fashionable and my younger son needed something durable. I couldn't find anything in New Zealand that was suitable, so an idea was born.
I set out to find a variety of products that would suit the young and old. Products that would be affordable, durable and serve its purpose. I am constantly updating the website with new items and fashions allowing our customers the freedom to mix and match.
Because we make an effort to bring in new items, we make it a point to update St. Johns often. Even though they are trained to look for medical ID's from all over the world, we feel it's still important to keep them in the loop of what MedAware is offering.
Later in our first year we started to add in other products such as bags and pump packs to allow those with diabetes a better way to hold all of their "stuff" that goes with the management of the disease. Then we slowly started adding items such as first aid kits, emergency preparedness, books and clothing available.
For those of you who have been told that our products are unsafe, please understand that all of our Medical ID's carry the Universal Medical ID symbol. That means no matter where you travel around the world or if you stay at home, your ID will be recognised by first responders. There is no other product out there that is "safer". You owe it to yourself to purchase something that either you or your family member will actually keep on. What's the point of having a medical ID that stays in your dresser drawer because you are too embarrased to wear it!
The other question that comes up is if we keep a database. The honest answer is, no. The other honest answer is why would we need to when New Zealand already has one? One that is updated every single time you visit the doctors, and it's updated by the professionals. If you are worried about access to your full medical background, make sure you put your NHI number on your medical ID. There is no other more up to date data base than the national one.
Our goal at MedAware is to have everyone who needs to wear a medical ID to actually wear one. We are committed to providing a variety of products to suit everyone's tastes and requirements while keeping budget in mind.
If are looking for something specific or have any suggestions, please write email@example.com
Side Note: Our daughter likes the beaded bracelets. She has several of them so she can change her look to go with her mood or clothes. Our son goes back and forth between a sports band and a rubber bracelet.