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.
If you don’t have an iPhone, there are plenty of free apps that do the same thing.
If you have a serious allergy or other medical condition that would make standard emergency response deadly to you, I would consider wearing a medical alert tag. I have one for my penicillin allergy but I don’t wear it much.
There are some really cute medical tags out there, so if you need one, you can find one that matches your personality!
Stay safe out there!