Children's Hyperinsulinism Charity

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Alert Cards & Lanyards

Responding to Hyperinsulinism families desire to ensure that in the event of an emergency good quality information and alert cards are available we have the following:

The Children’s Hyperinsulinism Charity Alert Card with Stickman Communications

Description

This hyperinsulinism card (UK) gives a clear overview of the condition and symptoms. The text on the card says:

“I have hyperinsulinism. My body overproduces insulin causing severe, unpredictable hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose). Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Changes in behaviour
  • Weakness/lethargy
  • Can’t concentrate
  • Staring/not responding
  • Confusion
  • Pale, sweaty, or shaking,
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Irritability
  • I may not show any symptoms!
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If my blood glucose is below 3.5mmol/l or you notice symptoms, see the back of this card for instructions.”

The back of the card has a blank sticker that you can write personal information on, like details, key management points, or where to find the detailed management plan and medications. A clear sticker is provided to seal the blank section, so it stays neat and readable.

This card uses the UK blood glucose units: mmol/l.

The cards are 110x80mm.  You will receive a plain metal split ring with your cards.

 

Medic Alert

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The Children’s Hyperinsulinism Charity is proud to announce that we are partners of MedicAlert.

As a result, we have two offers for Hyperinsulinism families:

  1. Children under the age of 10 are eligible for the Early Start Programme (sponsored by The Lions Clubs) providing free MedicAlert membership and an ID. To enter this scheme, you need to apply on the following link, expect a short delay to join of around 2-3 weeks.
  1. For children above the age of 10, we have an exclusive special offer code: TCHC20. By using this code, they can receive a 20% discount on their first-year membership and an ID.

Please read the following information to find out more about the scheme:

Overview

As a charity, MedicAlert supports individuals with medical conditions, allergies and other medical requirements.

We are the most trusted and recognised medical ID service provider in the UK, providing peace of mind since 1964.

MedicAlert speaks for our members when they can’t, via our membership service and custom-made medical ID jewellery. The jewellery is worn on pulse points (wrists or neck) and is engraved with the members’​ most vital medical information to aid initial care decisions in an emergency.

It also carries the internationally recognised medical symbol and our 24/7 emergency line number, enabling first responders to gain access to the full medical record. Unique to MedicAlert, our in-house team of medical professionals review all member records when they are created and when they’re updated, to ensure they are medically sound for use in an emergency.

Member records can include medical conditions, allergies, medication information, medical history, contact details, medical documentation and more.

Website:  https://www.medicalert.org.uk

Sunflower Scheme Cards

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Sunflower Lanyard

The Children’s Hyperinsulinism Charity is delighted to have joined the Sunflower Scheme.  We have our own Hyperinsulinism cards with our logo.

Please note these cards are designed to let those around the wearer know they may need help or assistance.

NB:  They are not designed to be a medic alert card and should not replace any medic alert cards you have.

Our cards come with child-sized lanyards – if you require an adult-sized one you should be able to request this free from any Sainsbury’s store.

The cost to HI families for our Card, Lanyard and P&P is £4.00 please email enquiries@hyperinsulinism.co.uk