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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

expand their path of destruction, it is our continued partnership with ACE that allows us to connect with even more people with diabetes so they can be prepared for any kind of an emergency that could put their health at risk."

When preparing an emergency kit in advance of severe weather or other potential emergency, ACE and Lilly Diabetes recommend gathering the following supplies (not a complete list):

  • If possible, a 30-day supply of all medicines (check expiration dates)
  • A list of all medications, medical conditions, allergies and past surgeries
  • A letter from your endocrinologist outlining your diabetes care regimen
  • Contact information for family members, physicians and pharmacy
  • Blood sugar testing supplies
  • Empty plastic bottles to store used syringes
  • A source of carbohydrates to treat a low blood sugar reaction (like glucose tablets, juice boxes, or regular soda)
  • Bottled water and several days' supply of non-perishable food
  • First aid supplies
  • Since 2006, ACE and Lilly Diabetes have worked together to help people with diabetes weather every type of storm and emergency and have distributed approximately 12 million checklists nationwide. To access the full list of tips, download or order hard copies of the checklist, or to view supporting video resources, please visit www.EmPowerYourHealth.org.

    About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)
    The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by: Providing professional education and reliable public health information; Recognizing excellence in education, research and service; Promoting clinical research and Defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more inform
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