It is vital for anyone with Diabetes no matter which type or their level of experience to know what to carry with them, and what to have in place in case of emergency. We have put together a list of the items we recommend you keep, to ensure that in the event of an emergency you can ensure you are safe and that others are able to assist when necessary.
Other necessary medication
Blood glucose meter
Batteries for BG meter
Test strips for BG meter
Ketone test strips/meter and supplies
Hypo Treatment – Dextrose/juice/jelly babies etc
Spare pump where possible, if not see above
Flashlight and batteries (if meter not backlit)
Copies of important documents: medical details, Doctor’s name and and address
Repeat prescription, emergency contact numbers.
Basic first aid kit
Keep it in a small, waterproof, handheld bag and kept in an accessible place. Consider having an emergency backup for friends/family to keep.