Rescue Me ID's is a concept that was born by necessity and perfected by experience. Rescue Me ID's President, Founder and mother of 2 kids with Type 1 Diabetes, Rachel Kasper is no stranger to diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes hit home for Rachel when her older sister was diagnosed at the age of 17. Based on her family involvement, Rachel developed a greater interest in finding a cure and after college worked at the Joslin Diabetes Center, New England Medical Center, and the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes Research.
Fast forward to August 2004. At the age of 13 months, Jake, the youngest of three of Rachel’s children, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Immediately our family began to wrestle with how to enable Jake to lead the most normal life possible, while at the same time finding ways to identify his disease in order to provide him the safety he required.
Over the past several years, we have come up with many home grown and unique ideas, many of which were solutions that were not readily available on the market, and have proven to be quite useful in addressing many of our needs.
Fast forward again to March 2007. At the age of 9, the oldest of our three sons was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Very quickly we were forced to adapt even further and avoid the confusion and pitfalls of managing the needs of 2 different children without loss of effective communication.
As a result, our family mission evolved from simply managing a child with diabetes to become a life-time commitment to ensuring that kids and families like ours have creative, high quality, and cost effective means of protecting the toddlers, the pre-teens, and everyone who could benefit from the ideas that we have come up with.
Not just for Diabetics!
All of the engravable Rescue Me ID's products are fully customizable and would be appropriate for anyone of any age who has the need to communicate specific information in the case of medical emergency. Examples of people who would benefit from these engraved IDs include, but are not limited to, the following:
Have you ever tried to keep a traditional medic alert bracelet on a baby? It just doesn’t work. Even when it does, those traditional tags do not stand up to the wear and tear that a toddler can put on the bracelet.
Are you concerned about what may happen if you were in an auto accident with your diabetic child in the rear passenger seat, and you were unable to identify to the rescuers that he/she has special medical needs?
Have you worried about sending a lunch into school or day care and hoped that the staff is able to appropriately count the carbs and administer an appropriate dose of insulin?
Does your child have a life threatening food allergy?
Do you get appropriate and complete communication from the school about your child’s blood sugar and insulin consumption throughout the day?
Have you been faced with a crisis and attempted to describe to a bystander helping you precisely which of the 15 zipper compartments in your child’s backpack contain the glucose gel or other supplies you need to help deal with the crisis?
If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then Rescue Me ID's has developed products to provide peace of mind for you and great looks for your kids.