About Kirsty Diabetic Jewellery by Kirsty

About Kirsty

Here's my chance to tell you a little bit about myself.

I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on 19th April 2012, at the age of 32 - yes that's my 'D-day'.  It was a bit of a shock and certainly a lot to think about and adapt to.  Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition that means my pancreas no longer produces insulin, so I have to inject up to 4 times daily to balance up my sugar levels.

One concern I had about being diabetic, is people being aware should I be in need of medical assistance.  This can be a worry as the symptoms of a hypo are appearing to be drunk, or being unconscious. Medical ID jewellery, in the form of bracelets and necklaces, are worn at the main pulse sites so that someone can be made aware and can help you quicker.

The whole idea started when I wanted to purchase something for myself, just in case I took unwell at some point.  To be honest I wasn't impressed with the selection available and decided to make some jewellery that was funky and fashionable, as well as being discreet unless needed.  Having always had an interest in crafts I have produced some bracelets for you to browse (necklaces to follow soon).