If you choose not to get the medical jewelry type item, at the very least you should put a medical card in your wallet with any conditions/medications and put a contact called "ICE" (in case of emergency) on your cell, as many people look for that first. Even if you aren't insulin dependent, unfortunate things can still happen to folks that cause them to be unable to communicate their necessary info. I have a friend still recovering from serious injuries after riding her bike and being hit by a pickup truck (and the driver took off and left her there
). Can't really anticipate things like that.
If you want to go the jewelry route, there's a site called Lauren's Hope that has some cute stuff for women (http://www.laurenshope.com/
) - their prices don't include engraving though so that can add up if you aren't careful. I am married to a t1 diabetic and I got his necklace from there. The necklace is still pretty new so I can't really speak to the quality yet but the order went smoothly, I received it really fast despite choosing the cheapest shipping option, and the engraving is easy to read (I paid extra to have it filled in black and it looks great). I'd probably avoid their easy to miss stuff like almost hidden medical symbols, anklets, and watches. But many of their items are both cute and seem to have pretty obvious medical logos. Or you could get a necklace from any site and just tuck it into your shirt if you are trying to be more private.