3d small people - touristNo matter where you live, emergencies can happen, where you have to grab stuff and leave your house.  OR you might just be getting ready for a routine vacation and trying to remember all that you need to carry with you.  Here’s a great little list, excerpted from Kids First, Diabetes Second by Leighann Calentine, published by Spry Publishing, plus a few items of my own.




Diabetes Preparedness Kit

(modify for the supplies that you use)

  • Plastic container, ideally with a handle so that it’s portable
  • Blood glucose meter
  • Blood glucose test strips
  • Blood ketone meter and blood ketone strips OR urine ketone strips
  • Lancing device
  • Lancets
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Syringes (for both MDI and pump users)
  • Insulin pen (if you use it)
  • Pen needles (if you use them)
  • Insulin pump supplies (with enough changes to last 1-2 weeks)
  • CGM supplies
  • Chargers (for pump, CGM, meter, etc.)
  • Batteries (for pump, CGM, meter, etc.)
  • Glucose tablets or other quick acting source of sugar
  • Glucagon kit
  • Small scissors
  • Waterproof tape (if you use it)
  • Baby oil or adhesive remover
  • First aid kit
  • Frio cooling wallet
  • Flashlight
  • Bottled water
  • Protein bars and other snacks

Be safe!

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