Storm ready

DonnaAnn
By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-09-08 00:46:28 -0500
Started 2008-09-04 22:38:13 -0500

I was not sure where to write this. But i hope everyone reads this here. Please be ready for the weather. Storms can really hang you up. its not enough to make sure that you have enough food and batteries when a hurrican or blizzard is coming your way.
Please check all you supplies and make sure that you have at least a weeks worth. In many cases, the state in which you live will be closing the roads and buisnesses will be closed. make sure you call your doctor or pharmacy and have enough supplies to get you threw the storm.


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patti
patti 2008-09-08 00:46:28 -0500 Report

With all the storms lattely, now Ike. My friends from New Orleans are still with me I have a house full of people! They will be with me till after Ike. They brought with them all of their meds but yes a care package is always needed. The list John has shown is great I have also added a box of baby wipes in case of no running water.

Avera
Avera 2008-09-05 14:51:56 -0500 Report

This is my first time trying to be ready for this storm since I started on insulin. I have plenty of supplies for my pen. I've been freezing ice all day. Better to be safe than sorry. I bought a cooler for my car that plugs into the lighter and keeps things cool. I'll use this if all else fails.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-09-05 10:37:29 -0500 Report

Good advice, Because I have an Ileostomy Patient also , I have a case that I use daily for those supplies, I bought a case that woman use for makeup,It is about the size of a briefcase, but deeper an it has a lot of compartments. I put a 10 day supply of ostomy and diabetes supplies Plus 2 weeks of Medications in it, it works well and I'm covered for anything. I take it yo the Hosp.minus the Meds, if I'm to be admitted

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-09-05 02:53:18 -0500 Report

Amy, our community manager, wrote a great blog piece about what you should have ready for emergencies. Here's the link:

http://www.diabetesmine.com/2008/05/preparing-for-t.html

Her kit (which is very thorough) includes:

The contents of this pack so far are as follows:

2 vials of Lantus insulin

1 pack of 4 NovoLog pen cartridges

1 Novo Nordisk Junior insulin pen device

1 pack of 10 sterile syringes

1 baggie full of about 45 pen needles

1 OneTouch Ultra 2 meter with lancing device & quick start guide

3 vials of 25 test strips each (see, now that IS a problem - there should be MORE in each vial)

3 packs of 10 Glucose Tablets (grape, raspberry and orange)

Obviously, you would modify this based on your own treatments. But I think it's a great place to start.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-05 03:40:14 -0500 Report

John I found out the hard way on vacation my batteries ran out in my monitor. It's always nice to have a spare battery if it hasn't been changed in a while.

butterfly_8
butterfly_8 2008-09-05 02:41:36 -0500 Report

I am definitely listening to what you are saying. I live in Souith Carolina and they are aying we will have some input from the next 3 storms,Hamnnah,Ike,and Josephine. I am not totally ready but I am trying.It is sort of scary,especially when you are not used to hurricanes.

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