Medical alert bracelets for adults are recommended by various organizations. They are useful in case of emergencies to alert others of how care may be efficiently provided. Those with life-threatening allergies can be saved if the correct information is found on the medical alert bracelet. Diabetics routinely use these universally known identifiers--as well as—epileptics, Alzheimer patients and those with heart conditions. There are several types of medic alert bracelets for adults that one should consider before choosing the correct one, with medical history and lifestyle needs in mind.

1. USB Medical Alert Bracelets. First responder teams can now immediately access the needed information for treatment by using the information provided on a USB medic alert bracelet. These small storage devices or stick drives contain medical, insurance information and other pertinent health-related data. A fold out 2GB USB tag can hold thousands of photos and documents that the patient may find useful when traveling out of the country or to an area unfamiliar with their medical history. They are compatible with most computers with a USB port. Donor information, living wills, x-rays, EKG’s and other diagnostic tests can be found for quick review by a physician and medical unit. These usually have a distinct face alert engraved on the outside. They can be attached to leather, sports or metal bracelets. These USB tags are not waterproof and should be covered by a protective sleeve if there is a potential for rain and should never be submerged in water.

2. Elderly Medical Alert Bracelets. Hemiplegia, stroke, diabetes, allergies, pulmonary disease and heart conditions are common reasons for the elderly to wear medic alert bracelets. It is especially critical for those that cannot effectively convey their medical conditions to wear a medic alert identifier. Current and accurate information contained on these bracelets is of utmost importance. Rubber or silicone medic alert bracelets that are durable and waterproof are the most practical for use in a nursing home or unsupervised setting.

3. Medical Alert Jewelry Bracelets for Women. There are a wide variety of fashion bracelets for a woman that provides a sense of style rather than just a necessity. The medic alert tag should still be prominent so the purpose of wearing one is not overlooked. There are many styles appealing to the eye that may be interchangeable for various events and occasions. Sports bracelets are popular for tennis, golf and other outside activities. For the elegant look try a Tiffany-style pearl bracelet with an alert tag that looks like a dangling charm or a finely crafted jeweled bracelet. A 4GB double heart USB tag on a leather crafted bracelet has that aristocratic look and feel. Gold tone and stainless steel expandable wristbands are practical for work and daily activities. 

4. Men’s Medic Alert Bracelets. Many men may choose to wear their medic alert tags around their neck or in their wallets. For those who wish to play it safe and put it out there for anyone to see, in case the need arises; there are a wide variety of stylish bracelets. Consider rich leather engraved bands incorporated with timepieces as an option. Silver plated, titanium cuff and gold plated designs are popular with the medical information carved on the back of a tag that has a symbol or their initials engraved on the front. Men’s medic alert bracelets are a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.

5. 14-karat Gold Medical Bracelets. These gold emergency bracelets are normally 14 parts gold and 10 part other metals. They are commonly worn because of food allergies and should be kept on at all times. Gold is a symbol of purity, value and royalty and is many times worn by those that wish to be seen with wealth and prestige. This is a trendy and popular way to wear a medic alert tag while owning a genuine piece of valuable jewelry.