If the year 2020 has taught us anything at all, it’s that an emergency kit is necessary. When it comes to diabetes, an emergency kit should be an important part of their treatment plan. This kit can be used for day-to-day emergencies or as a “go bag” for major disasters.
According to Diabetes Self-Management, an emergency kit should include at least 3-days worth of supplies. To help prepare for whatever lies ahead, Tom Karlya, father of two children with diabetes, shares his first-hand advice on what to pack in your type 1 diabetes emergency kit. Check it out…
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How Fast Can an Emergency Take Place?
Recently, I was in South Carolina when my phone’s emergency alert tones when off. So many times this occurs and I’m warned about the flash flood or other storm warnings going into effect for the next 12 hours. It was 8:45 am and this time it was different.
(Warning Alarm/Tones) This is a weather emergency. A Tornado is imminent in your area. Seek shelter immediately. (Warning sound again) This is a warning from the National Weather Service. A tornado will touchdown in your area shortly, seek shelter immediately.
Well you don’t have to tell this man something like this twice. With hair on my arm and the back of my next standing straight out, I literally threw my poor dog in the dry tub for protection and went to see what they meant.
Right across my backyard the skies went pitch black and the sideways rain and fierce wind blew trees to the ground and anything not nailed down became projectiles. And within minutes, it was gone. I turned on the news and the local news station was literally showing almost by every 100-feet where it was and where it was going. It was extremely scary.
Emergencies are just that. Whether a tornado, forest fires, or even a hurricane emergency are meant to be acted upon with urgency and care. As I found out, they can come with little or no warning, or in an oncoming storm swelling until it reaches your area with all the anger nature has to pour out.