Published on 19 January 2024

Wristbands can be worn to raise diabetes awareness – order yours today!

Medical identification for people living with diabetes in case of an emergency can be worn in the form of wristbands and necklaces.

At DRWF we encourage anyone with diabetes, especially those prone to experiencing hypoglycaemia, to wear or carry medical identification at all times.

DRWF has recently launched a new line of wristbands, designed to alert anyone providing emergency medical assistance to the condition of the individual.

This can help speed up diagnosis and treatment considerably and could even mean the difference between life and death.

Lee Calladine, DRWF Events Co-ordianator, said: “As a person living with type 1 diabetes I never go anywhere without wearing my diabetes alert wristband and necklace. Having experienced some severe hypos in the past that required help from another person and being taken to hospital in an unconscious state, my wristband and necklace were absolutely vital in letting the paramedics and A&E team know I had type 1 diabetes and how to treat me. I would urge anyone with diabetes, especially those on insulin or other glucose lowering tablets and medications to wear something that will let other people know you have diabetes, in case you need help one day. They are great for peace of mind, and you never know, they may help save your life.”

DRWF Medical Alert Bracelets Adult Diabetes Awareness Wristbands.
DRWF Medical Alert Bracelets RAINBOW Children's (small size) Diabetes Awareness Wristbands

Our diabetes awareness wristbands are available in a range of different styles and colours and are available for adults and young people: 

  • Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Dependent (adult)
  • Type 1 Diabetes Pump Powered (adult)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Insulin Dependent (adult)
  • I Have Type 2 Diabetes (adult)
  • Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Powered (child / small)
  • Type 1 Diabetes Pump Powered (child / small)
  • Type 1 Diabetes Unicorn Powered (child / small)
Visit our online store to order here

DRWF also offers diabetes awareness necklaces, which can be worn discreetly under clothing.

We offer our diabetes awareness necklace together with a diabetes check-up card FREE to anyone requesting them. The charity is able to offer these for FREE as part of our outreach support programme. However, as we distribute high volumes of these necklaces each year, you are required to send a stamped self-addressed envelope to the value of £1.55 to cover the postal costs, or make a minimum donation of £2. 

Click here for more information and order details. Alternatively email your request to, or call 023 9263 7808 

Request your Diabetes Travellers Checklist

Our Diabetes Travellers Checklist is available FREE on request. We provide these valuable tools to ensure that people with diabetes are well prepared for their journey and enjoy a safe and happy trip. As a charity that exists largely on fundraised income and voluntary donations, a contribution towards the cost of providing this useful tool, is very much appreciated.

To find out more and request a copy of the DRWF pre-travel checklist for passengers with diabetes click here


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