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Why is Wearing an Allergy Bracelet / Medical ID So Important?

I started AllerMates after an incident with my food allergic son’s preschool. One of his buddies, who had multiple food allergies including a dairy allergy, was given a dairy snack by his teacher. He had a severe allergic reaction, and I started to think about how easily that could have been my son.  I set […]

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When back to school, education starts at home.

As I’ve said a thousand times before… as parents, we are our children’s first and foremost educators, and one of the most important things we do in this role is teach them about their health. I know that if you’re reading this post, your kid’s health education is of utmost importance to you, whether related to food allergies, asthma, diabetes or another health concern.

While it was my own family’s experience that founded AllerMates, it’s been your stories that have helped us build beyond our original line of safety products. In fact, AllerMates “Teacher Forms” were inspired by…

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Diabetes are caused by our kids’ diets. True or false?

In general, diabetes happens when a body has too much glucose (AKA sugar) in the blood. Regardless, the cause of type 1 diabetes is different from that of type 2, making the answer to today’s ‘true or false’ question… FALSE.

For children with type 2 diabetes, being overweight is the leading cause. While for kids with type 1 diabetes…

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Kids with diabetes… you’ve got this!

As our children grow, they want to live their own lives – to be spontaneous with friends and to take control of those activities they feel are most critical to their livelihood (like hanging out in the mall for hours… wink, wink).

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What I learned about love from you.

In celebrating the deep love we have for children at AllerMates this week, we asked our community on Facebook to tell us about their relationship with their kids, and I learned so many wonderful things about the love within their families.

One thing I’ve always known, but you reaffirmed all week, is that…

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Celebrate with us, with a FREE gift!

All celebrations usually involve gifts, right?! Either way, this one certainly does! 😉 So celebrate AllerMates new website and blog with us and get your FREE alert bracelet, no strings attached. Simply go to “Our Store” on the AllerMates website, put one of our single health alert bracelets (valued $5.99) in your cart and then use…

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