AACE and Lilly have created several tips to help individuals prepare for disaster. These helpful suggestions can be applied no matter where you live, whether in a hurricane region, tornado alley, earthquake zone or elsewhere, and can be applied broadly to many medical conditions.
-- Prepare a portable diabetes disaster kit that is both insulated and
waterproof containing the following items:
* List of all medical conditions and prior surgeries.
* Information about your diabetes, including past and present
medications, any adverse reactions to medications, and past and
* List of all your health care professionals with their contact
* Letter from your diabetes health care professionals detailing most
recent diabetes medication regimen (especially for insulin) and
containing most recent laboratory results.
* List of all medications, which should also include pharmacies and
active prescription information and eligible refills.
* A 30-day supply of medications for diabetes and all other medical
conditions. This should include insulin, oral anti-diabetic agents
and glucagon emergency kit (if prescribed by your physician).
* Blood glucose testing supplies including lancets, test strips and
preferably at least two glucose meters with extra batteries.
* A cooler and at least four re-freezable gel packs for storing
insulin (do not use dry ice when storing your medication).
* Empty plastic bottles and/or sharps container for syringes, needles,
* Source of carbohydrate to trea
|SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company|
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