What would we do if somehow something like war broke out and our supply of medical stuff was cut off. Is it worth stocking up for an emergency like that?
I have enough supply's and insulin to last a year+. I don't think the US has a stockpile of insulin to cover a disaster of any kind. When the airports, buses, and trains where shut down on 9/11 some PWD's could not get home to their insulin and where forced to go to a local hospital or drug store for some insulin. Before 9/11 I only had a months worth of insulin at best, it changed my way of thinking and I started stockpiling insulin, supply's, and some other items that would be hard to get during a natural or man made disaster...
I’ve thought of starting to save insulin for an emergency because I only keep about a months worth at best. How do you stockpile yours?
Novolog is good for several years if stored properly and I also have a gen set to run my fridge when it storms. The gen set is really for a large salt water aquarium that has pumps and a chilling unit so the water will not over heat in the summer, it can only stand about 4 hours without power before it would damage the coral and fish so a backup gen-set is a must...
I use a pump so My Rx is for about 20% more insulin than I use every day so over time I stockpile some extra or stretch out my orders to use some up before it expires.
wow that's a beautiful aquarium, I used to have a salt water tank
I think about this quite a bit. Before Y2K I had never used a computer, but knowing how computer-based pretty much everything we use/need is these days I could see the risk and stocked up on family essentials (still have Y2K wheat that I grind to make flour). I was still on MDI back then, so I got a year's supply of insulin , testing supplies and syringes.
If something that big happens, I figure I'm toast, but still I'd like to survive long enough to see what happens and help if I could? Would be scary but VERY interesting times.