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How to Be Prepared for a Weather Emergency with Diabetes

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Incoming storm over empty road
Luke Stackpoole

Home submerged in snow
Todd Diemer

How likely are you to face an emergency?


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Water is the key essential


Woman giving self insulin injection
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Keeping insulin cool


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Make sure you always have enough oral drugs for about a month


Woman doing diabetic blood test
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Remember to have enough diabetes test supplies


can of chickpeas
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Remember to eat


Gas station pump
Gab Pili

Keep your tank at least half full


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Don’t count on credit cards


Young man making checklist
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Keep an evacuation checklist


Group of hands together
Perry Grone

Rely on community


David Mendosa

David Mendosa

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David Mendosa was a journalist who learned in 1994 that he had type 2 diabetes, which he wrote about exclusively. He died in May 2017 after a short illness unrelated to diabetes. He wrote thousands of diabetes articles, two books about it, created one of the first diabetes websites, and published a monthly newsletter, “Diabetes Update.” His very low-carbohydrate diet, A1C level of 5.3, and BMI of 19.8 kept his diabetes in remission without any drugs until his death.