My son had his first soccer game this last weekend. After the game he came off the field digging his Medical ID "Diabetic" bracelet out of his ball bag. He said that the umpires told him he couldn't wear it during the game (they were aware of his condition).
Our team manager was present during this enlightenment and said she would e-mail the club to find out "what was up with that?" We haven't heard their response.
His bracelet is the "rubber" "jelly-type" band with no closures or clasps. It just stretches to fit over his hand and then "shrinks" back to fit his wrist. I can barely fit a finger under it.
His team coaches have no issue with it; and haven't made any suggestion that he should ever take it off.
So, What to do? What to do?
I have snooped around on some other web sites and others have said that they "tape" their metal bracelet down. What does that "look" like? Does anyone have a picture of how to do that? What kind of tape? What's the point if you can't read it because of the tape?
I absolutely could just "do as they say" and have him take it off for games. Here's my heartache though. We just got chewed out by his dr. at his last appointment for not having ID on. We purchased this new "comfortable" band, explained it's importance, and I can proudly say he has had it on 24/7 for 3 months --until that game day.
This T1D thing is only 9 months old with us. Are there some of you "seasoned" experts out there who can give me some suggestions as to which battles to fight or a compromise is this situation?
I want to make sure my son gets the right message.