We've just launched the first batch of a new video series - there will be 203 videos in total. They're being uploaded to the You ID Me YouTube Channel and filtered through to our playlists.
The first few videos contain answers to those basic questions which you might have if you're a new customer having only just received your emergency medical ID product from us. They're in a playlist called Getting Started with You ID Me.
The very first is this one below: What is You ID Me? and here is yours truly to give you the answers.
It would be great to hear what you think of the format and structure of the videos. Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section or commenting below. We're using Easy Video Studio in Rawtenstall to record all our video content.
We've updated the layout of the You ID Me YouTube Channel to make it easier for new subscribers to find videos on key information.
The Getting Started playlist features right at the top of the channel so its super easy to find need to know content. Click here to go to the You ID Me YouTube channel.
We're delighted to announce the launch of direct debit payments for our safest plan: Platinum. We've teamed up with a leading authority on direct debit payments in the UK .
This means you can now either spread the cost of your Platinum Plan by paying a low monthly fee equivalent of just 19p a day! Or you can pay annually and save £24 when you make a single convenient payment of just £35.88.
To learn more, upgrade or sign up please pop over to our new You ID Me Plan Subscribe and Save page.
You ID Me StoMo medical ID bracelet provides you with triple protection in case of an emergency.
Firstly on the outside the bracelet can be lovingly engraved with your medical condition to let paramedics know straight away what they are dealing with.
Next there's a compartment containing a 100% waterproof and tear resistant fan fold ID card on which you can write all your medical information.
Finally on the reverse there's a unique ID that you can register on the You ID Me portal so that in an emergency all your vital medical information can be accessed from our secure server in an instant by medical staff or a first responder.
See https://www.you-id.me/store/c46/expanding-medical-id-bracelet.html for more details.
For anyone with Addison's Disease our expanding Addison's Disease Alert Bracelet in silver or black is a classy way to carry your vital emergency ID and medications information.
The enclosure also allows you to carry crisis information such as what to do in the event of an emergency.
The band links through to You ID Me so not only can paramedics access your Addison's disease related information but your emergency contacts can be alerted immediately to the fact that you have a problem.
Check out the Addison's Disease expanding emergency medical alert bracelet here. The bracelet is available in three sizes in both a highly polished luxury silver or black finish.
We're excited about our new range of Bullet Emergency Medical ID tags. They're trendy yes. But more importantly they're easily spotted by medical staff, paramedics, ambulance crews or other first responders.
Bullet medical ID tags come in a range of options for speedy access to your vital ID, contact and emergency medical information. Choose from Ball chain or leather corded necklaces and choose with or without your medical condition/s printed on the front as well as the reverse of the tag.
These tags are suitable for any medical condition including but not exclusively : -
Bee Sting Allergy
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder COPD
Diabetic Type 1
Diabetic Type 2
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
High Blood Pressure
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
SCS no MRI
Wasp Sting Allergy
If your medical condition is not on the list above then worry not. When you visit the store you can enter a medical condition or conditions up to 45 characters in length.
Visit the Bullet Medical ID Tags section of the You ID Me store today.
About two months ago a I was talking to a close friend of the family who's had fibromyalgia for around two years at a get together. I asked how she was doing and we got into discussion about medicine and in particular emergency medical ID (I know I'm dull!) .
We also spoke about a new fibromyalgia health supplement that's been marketed by Ahead Solutions online. She seemed interested and said that she may try the Fibromyalgia Micronutrients after payday. The conversation moved on and I thought little more about it.
A couple of weeks later, a calendar pop-up reminded of the lady's birthday. I remembered our conversation at the dinner party. I wondered if it would be appropriate to gift the supplement for her big day (40th). I admit was a little uncertain to be honest; although she's a good friend I did think again how someone with a medical condition might feel if I were to give them something of such a personal nature - no matter how well we get on.
Delighted with Fibromyalgia Supplement Birthday Gift
I went with it and packaged up two pots (a four month supply) of the supplement and popped them in the post with a card. I was delighted to receive a call from her thanking me for the gift. She sounded genuinely excited to try the supplement. She'd not made the purchase due to lack of funds. ' Let me know how you get on with the supplements.' I told her and wished her well.
Three weeks later (last week) a missed call from Debbie and a follow up text saying no need to return the call but just wanted to thank me again; she said "[...] sleeping better, more energy than I've had in ages and less pain."
I thought "Wow... who would have believed it?" and what a truly amazing gift that turned out to be. The whole experience brought me to thinking how gifting something relating to a person's medical condition - although I think is deeply personal on one level - can actually also be so much more than a 'run of the mill' gift. So much so, I would certainly not dismiss the idea of doing it again.
I suppose the caveat would be that I'd advise people to really consider carefully the feelings of the recipient... Is this type of gift appropriate given the strength of the relationship? Is it given with love and thoughtfulness? How might the recipient feel to receive such a gift from me? Could it offend or might they be truly delighted and thankful? Will it offer hope, help or both?
So all that said I'm going to unashamedly add a short list of five gifts for people with fibromyalgia that could be a really nice thing for any reader of this post to gift to a person with FMS and who knows may follow up with similar for other medical conditions. I think especially the You ID Me service... after all You ID Me is genuinely helpful and used by many thousands of people.
If you have any thoughts or opinions about giving medical condition related gifts or have any specific gift ideas with or without links please feel free to post them below.
Until next time...^lc
Fibromyalgia Gift Ideas for Him or Her
Fibromyalgia Micronutrients Health Supplement
Fibromyalgia Micronutrients contain 36 powerful ingredients to help combat common ailments of fibromyalgia sufferers: joint aching, muscle pain, brain fog, sleep disturbance, insomnia and stomach problems
Packed with the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbal extracts highlighted in clinical studies and/or referenced anecdotal evidence.
One a day supplement to help fibro sufferers fight constant joint ache and muscle pain, transcend brain / mind fog and heighten alertness, improve sleep quality by reducing insomnia
Suitable for male and female FMS sufferers. Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for people over the age of 16.
Fibromyalgia Sufferer's Wristband
More gift ideas for fibromyalgia patients from You ID Me
Fibromyalgia (FMS) Medical Alert Wallet ID Card
Easily visible plastic emergency ID wallet card
Front: medical condition specific
Reverse: space to write brief emergency details - see images.
Features unique ID providing responders with fast access to your life-saving emergency info.
Fibromyalgia Expanding Medical Alert Bracelet Silver
£29.99 - £59.99
Fibromyalgia Alert Bracelet engraved and provided with waterproof plastic ID card inserts
Provides FAST access to your vital emergency medical and contact information.
3 sizes available. Fully updatable.
Medical ID Card Fibromyalgia
Looking back at these makes me laugh at myself. I'm definitely not a natural at recording video to camera. Often it requires many takes and yes from time to time I can get quite frustrated with myself.
As you can see from this bloopers sequence I also swear quite a bit when I mess up.
That said very few of my videos are cut; they're often recorded as a single piece... so I guess I should chunk them up a little.
If you have more than one medical condition it can be an issue trying to find a medical ID product where you can 'fit it all on'; it's hard to squeeze it all in and still create the needed recognition and awareness of your illnesses.
In years gone by people used to wear an engraved wristband or necklace with a single word on it. This was supposed to steer a paramedic or first responder in the right direction... Single word medical conditions such as Epilepsy, Dementia, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes was the kind of 'copy' that engravers would be most likely to be asked to scribe on a piece of jewellery.
You ID Me has caused that to be history. Nowadays if you have more than one medical condition you can make absolutely certain that a paramedic, first responder or member of the medical team will get to know all your vital life saving medical details by carrying an ID product that uses the You ID Me service.
In this short video by Director of You ID Me Lee Cunningham, he gives seven reasons why you should carry a You ID Me product if you have more than one medical condition.
If you have been told "No MRI" then it is crucial that in the event of an emergency you are in some way able to alert medical staff to the reason why.
This may be a surgical implant of some kind that is not easily accessible; spinal column stimulation, pacemaker, portacath, rod, plate or something else.
So how can you alert medical staff about your surgical implant? It's vital that you do.
In this short video MD, Lee Cunningham explains how You ID Me has been helping people with medical implants since 2012 to alert paramedics, first responders and medical staff about their spinal column stimulation (SCS), pacemaker, portacath or metal plates / rods in order to avoid - or at least make aware before - being put through an MRI scanner.
Learn more about how You ID Me helps first responders at: https://www.you-id.me/first-responders.html
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