Emergency Preparedness: Diabetes Emergency Kit
Recently, Hurricane Harvey has disastrously impacted Texas, including individuals with chronic medical conditions and disabilities. One man in particular recently shared his story of escaping the hurricane and wading through dangerous waters to retrieve his diabetes medications.
When disaster strikes whether it be a hurricane, earthquake, power outage or other emergency situation, preparedness is key. It’s important to become educated on the potential consequences of disaster situations as well as developing an emergency kit and disaster plan.
We recommend organizing a minimum of 7 days worth of supplies for a disaster situation for yourself and all the members of your family including pets.
Develop an Emergency Plan
Develop a comprehensive plan for emergency situations. Some important factors to consider:
Communication Plan: How will you connect with family, friends, and doctors?
Disaster Plan: Determine safe places in your home, family meeting spots, and what you’ll do if disaster strikes.
Make a disaster kit: Include all the items you’ll need in the event of an emergency. Continuing reading to see our full list!
Prepare to Stay and to Evacuate
When developing your emergency kit and plan, it’s important to consider two main scenarios. Firstly, you may be trapped in your home for an extended period of time. Do you have enough supplies in place in the event you’re unable to travel to a store? What if stores are out of supplies? Do you have everything you would need to stay in your home for an extended period of time? Particularly consider you should pay special at Continue reading