Posted in France forum
I have type 1 diabetes and I am moving to Paris for 1+ year. I wanted to know if it is common to use medical alert bracelets in France and if emergency responders know to look for medical alert jewelry in case of an emergency.
I also would like to know if I write the information in English "Diabetes Type 1" if that would be understood by most French people or if I would need to translate it to French?
Thank you for your help!!
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The words for diabetes and insulin as exceptionally similar in French. It is not important if you are type 1 or 2, it is the insulin dependent bit that is important. But tbh, all they need to know is that you are a diabetic, if they find that and you are unconscious, the first thing ambulance people are going to do is check your sugar levels.
I would imagine whatever country you are in, that is you have an unconscious casualty with no obvious reason for it that they are trained to look for a bracelet or necklace