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The Importance of Emergency Preparedness: Lilly Diabetes and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Help Prep People with Diabetes for Emergencies - Big or Small
Date:5/1/2013

PHOENIX, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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  • ACE, Lilly Diabetes offer emergency tips for people w/ #diabetes at www.EmPowerYourHealth.org, tips now downloadable in Spanish
  • Lilly Diabetes and ACE have distributed approximately 12 million #diabetes emergency prep checklists since '06 www.EmPowerYourHealth.org
  • A hurricane warning. A lengthy power outage. A mandatory evacuation. Do you know how to protect your health during these events? The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and Lilly Diabetes will host a briefing at ACE's annual meeting today to help answer that question as part of a discussion on the importance of emergency planning for people with diabetes. This shared mission, one that began after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, led to the launch of the EmPower "My Diabetes Emergency Plan," a comprehensive checklist to help people with diabetes prepare in advance of emergency situations.

    The program, first initiated in 2006, today highlights both severe weather emergencies and natural disasters as well as everyday unexpected events like power outages, car trouble and the last-minute trip out of town. In addition to tips in English and Spanish available for free download at www.EmPowerYourHealth.org, resources for the "My Diabetes Emergency Plan" now include a step-by-step how-to video for emergency kit preparation as well as video assets for local media and emergency planners to use as part of their advance warning systems.

    Recent United States weather trends indicate that more frequent and intense weather patterns are affecting larger areas of the country—and impacting more people. Long-range forecasters are predicting an active severe storm season for 2013, and those who live from th
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