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Very good point. Last December when I had a car accident due to a breakthrough seizure, fortunately the paramedics knew to check my glucose levels to see if the seizure was due to my diabetes or my epilepsy. The only way the could have known is by my MedicAlert bracelet I wear all the time in case of emergencies like these. BTW, my glucose level was quite high which for me, seems to be after seizures and traumatic events. Don't know why that happens. It was high when I had my recent VNS replacement surgery, too. They kept me in the hospital a few extra hours to get my glucose down to normal.I wasn't implying you have diabetes. I was saying that seizures can be caused by either one. If you do have Epilepsy, and are put on an anti-convulsant med, yet EMS doesn't know that you are on the med, it could impact your 'quality of care'(or lack thereof).
Regarding your MedicAlert bracelet Ruth, is it one of the real gold ones? (or would you rather not answer that)Mine is gold with a gold emblem.
I'm sure you will view it differently one day but you must accept the condition (If you indeed have Epilepsy)and not be ashamed or embarresed you have it.Thanks for your reply. I think there would be a stigma and I would be very conscious of it. If you disagree that's okay. I'm very new to the condition and probably view it very differently from those who have become accustomed to it, and that is also okay. I'm sure I will view it differently over time.
Jake,When I was diagnosed 46 years ago the stigma was much worse. My Mom told me when I told someone I knew (Who was much younger) the kids mother grabbed him and pulled him back. I read the same thing recently happened to someone in England.
I hope you do get a MedicAlert bracelet or whatever, Janus. On the rare occasion someone asks me why I wear a MedicAlert bracelet I happily tell them and sometimes I am able to dispel some of the nasty stigms associated with Epilepsy.I have not wanted to broadcast to all strangers that I have this problem so never had the med alert. After reading this I am inspired to have one.