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Emergency Supplies List...

For those of us who don't live in hurricane paths or in earthquake zones, the idea of needing any sort of "emergency kit" for diabetes supplies seems a waste of time.  Recent world events have shown us otherwise.  In Canada we have seen the the speed with which forest fires have spread through the Okanogan and the devastation they leave behind.  On the east coast, we have witnessed the destruction that flooding can cause and have seen many friends evacuated from their homes at a moments notice. With that in mind, Diabetes Advocacy felt that we should all seriously consider creating our own Emergency Packs no matter where you live--no matter how much you think this will never happen in your area it just might!  
Examples of items for your Diabetes Emergency Kit

Frio packs and cooler
Batteries--for meter, pump and flashlight
Packaged crackers and cheese/peanut butter
Candles and matches
Extra glucose meter, extra insulin(s), glucagon, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, ketone test strips (blood or urine), alcohol wipes, insulin pump supplies (if you use a pump)
Non-diabetes medication such as anti-nausea and anti-diarrhea medication
Put a minimum of two weeks worth of supplies and medications in a Ziploc storage bag or any waterproof storage bag.
Emergency glucose such as unopened glucose tablets
General first aid kit 
Bottled water
Supply of non-perishable foods and hand held can opener if you have canned goods
Copies of all prescriptions
Emergency telephone numbers including that of your physicians
Cash--bills, coin or both 

Emergency Supplies Checklist!!


Alcohol Wipes    
Anti-Diarrhea Medicine    
Anti-Nausea Medicine    
Batteries for Flashlights    
Batteries for Ketone Testing Meter (Precision Extra)    
Batteries for Meter    
Bottled Water (7 gallons per person)    
Cash (both bills and coins)    
Cell Phone Charger or Extra Battery for Cell Phone    
Cold Storage Container, or Cooler    
Disposable Plates and Utensils    
Emergency Contact Numbers for the Doctor and Diabetes Team    
Emergency Family Contact Numbers (outside of your area)    
Extra Blood Glucose Meter    
Extra Blood Glucose Test Strips    
First Aid Kit    
Frio Pack    
Gatorade Powder    
Glucose Tablets, or other emergency glucose    
House Key    
Insulin Pump Batteries    
Insulin Pump Cartridges    
Insulin Pump Sites, and Tubing    
Ketone Testing Meter (Precision Extra)    
Ketone Testing Strips (blood)    
Ketone Testing Strips (urine)    
 Matches (Strike Anywhere) in a Waterproof Container    
Non-Perishable Foods    
****Canned Goods    
****Granola Bars    
****Peanut Butter    
Pain Relief Medicine    
Paper Towels    
Pet Food and Water    
Plastic Tarps and Ponchos    
Pre-Made Ice    
Pre-Paid Long Distance Phone Cards    
Prescription Copies (diabetes supplies, other meds, glasses etc.)    
Sleeping Bags and Blankets    
Updated Diabetes Management Plan    


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