So as I see it, the medical gear for the 20-40 year old or really just a person such as myself who is concerned with asethetics, is really an untapped market. Sure there's some fun stuff for the younger bracket with T1D but the adult market on the whole is in need of revujenation. So many medical things are drab colors and old school designs (and I'm not talky retro-hipster designs).
As far as I'm concerned, if I have to wear it or carry it, it's going to look good.
Today we talk medical ID bracelets. Let's just start by saying thank god for Etsy! On the whole, I'm not super stoked on the concept of broadcasting my condition on my person whenever I am out and about. But until I suck it up and tattoo my wrist (which is not out of the question - but I feel like a week into diagnosis is a bit soon, no?) - medical ID tags it is.
After scouring the place for all things handmade, I found a winner - Mesa Dreams Leatherwork! Mesa Dreams makes handcrafted leatherwork and also has vintage native jewelry. Aside from luggage tags, dog collars and cuffs, I found a section for medical alert bracelets. My leather ID bracelet was inexpensive (around $20 including shipping, some versions were even less), and it was handstamped to my specifications and choice of stain. The best part you ask? It doesn't scream "I have an ailment - treat me with care," but it would definitely do the trick if I was in need of medical assistance.
Have a look see if/when you are in the market for handmade leather goods - I highly recommend. Plus it arrived in less than a week!
I am still in need of something for more formal occassions however...