Natural disaster preparedness is important for everyone — but people living with diabetes (and use insulin) can be especially vulnerable to any disaster that interrupts access to refrigeration, medication, and supplies.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the worst on record. For some of those living in the path of damaging storms, life returned to normal within days. For others, it took weeks or even months to return home to permanent shelter, electricity, access to food, medicine, and other basic needs. And some, of course, remain in the process of rebuilding their homes and communities.
TuDiabetes are part of the Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition alongside the American Diabetes Association, JDRF, Insulin for Life and others. In light of the life-or-death realities of the disasters, we must make sure that people with diabetes who needed insulin and supplies in those storm-affected areas got what they needed.
First step – complete this survey on Natural Disaster Preparedness. This will help the Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition better understand the needs of patients and caregivers in order to create effective preparedness and relief programs.
Take the survey here.