If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, it is important that you always carry a Diabetes Emergency Kit for those moments when you have adverse glucose readings.
Extreme highs or lows glucose readings are dangerous and at times require immediate attention. Make sure to be prepared with the following Diabetes Emergency Survival Kit Items.
- Pack Emergency Snacks - for low blood sugars, pack glucose tabs (purchase glucose tabs) or a juice box. Have some complex carbs readily available to help you stabilize your glucose (i.e. crackers with peanut butter)
- Have all your Diabetes testing supplies readily available (Meter, lancets, lancing device, control solution, test strips, syringes, cgm, insulin, and/r insulin pumps). Check all expiration dates on your testing supplies and replace as needed.
- If you experience hypoglycemic events, carry a glucagon.
- Have a Ketone test strip kit available
- Spare batteries -- keep several batteries available in your emergency kit for your meters
- Bandages, hand sanitizer and neosporin - These items will help reduce infections and keep hands clean during testing