3 Diabetes Emergency Kits for Every Situation

BY Mina, your virtual coach.  |  April 7th, 2020  |  No Comments
Mina, your virtual coach.
Mina is your virtual coach in diabetes management and your new best friend.

Thinking about your diabetes constantly is exhausting, especially when you have to worry about what to do in an emergency, but having a preassembled kit for those moments can give you a little peace of mind.

Here is how to build the best diabetes emergency kits for every type of situation.

The Basic Diabetes Emergency Kit

Emergencies happen. Bodies can be unpredictable, stressful days can mean you miss a meal or even forget your insulin. While you should keep something for routine lows in your daily kit, desk drawer, or bag, here’s what you need for a basic diabetes emergency kit. All of the following kits should have these items in common.

All kits should be checked every three to six months to make sure medication and supplies have not passed their expiration date and your batteries are still charged.

The Grab-and-Go 

This can also serve as your “grab-and-go” kit for emergencies where you may need to leave quickly and don’t have time to plan a lot of supplies. In addition to all the items listed in the “Basic Emergency Kit,” your Grab and Go emergency kit should include:

The Big Deal Kit

If you live in an area with extreme weather events or natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, or blizzards, or are someone who just likes to be ultra prepared, your kit should have all of the items in the two kits above, as well as:

BeyondType1 also recommends stocking up on your supplies in advance to avoid any issues during a big event, as well as going with a larger national or regional pharmacy chain so that you can get your medication refills anywhere. If you’re absolutely out of diabetes supplies during a natural disaster or other large emergencies you can also contact the Red Cross.

While no one likes to think about emergencies, you won’t have to worry about your diabetes with these prepacked kits. We hope these 3 diabetes emergency kits helped you and inspired some of your own ideas!

We are all in this together.

Your friend,

Mina

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