Healthy Living

Natural Disaster Emergency Checklist for Diabetics

Invest in a Generator

Assuming that when disaster strikes that one is safe at home, it may never be needed, but a portable generator is a great thing to have on hand in case electricity goes out during or after a disaster. This is important for those that use injectable vial insulin as it needs to be kept in a controlled temperature environment like a refrigerator whether it has been opened or not. Patients can also switch to pen form insulin injectables that do not require refrigeration after they have been opened so long as the ambient room temperature remains steady and can be stored this way between seven and twenty-eight days.