tablets). Ideally should also have one or two day's supply of food
that does not require refrigeration (e.g. non-perishable).
* At least a three-day supply of bottled water.
* Pen and/or pencil and notepad to record blood glucoses and any other
test results and any new signs/symptoms suggesting medical problems.
* Additional medical/first aid supplies like bandages, cotton swabs,
dressings, and topical medications (antibiotic ointments or creams)
to treat cuts or abrasions.
-- Make sure that all immunizations including tetanus are updated.
-- Pack extra comfortable clothing including undergarments.
-- Take a cellular phone with extra charged batteries for you and family
-- Consider choosing a designated meeting place in case you are separated
from your family and unable to reach them by phone.
-- Monitor your blood sugar frequently and record your numbers
-- Increase your food intake during periods of excessive physical exertion
(such as lifting heavy objects or walking longer-than-usual distances)
by eating appropriate snacks between meals
-- Wear shoes at all times and examine your feet often, as people with
diabetes are more vulnerable to developing infections. If you have a
foot wound, seek medical attention immediately
-- If you are relocated or affected by a disaster, call your doctors as
soon as possible to touch base and maintain the continuity of your
-- If you are a parent of a child with diabetes, make sure that you
clearly identify which school staff members will assist your child in
the event of an emergency
-- If you are displaced or need to evacuate, identify yourself immediately
as a person with diabetes and report a
|SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company|
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