What does a diabetes emergency kit consist of?

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What does a diabetes emergency kit consist of?

Q: What does a diabetes emergency kit consist of?

A diabetes emergency kit is mainly for people who take insulin or insulin-stimulating medications, whether they are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The kit should include your insulin or medication; insulin delivery supplies; lancets; extra batteries for your meter, pump and/or continuous glucose monitoring device; glucose tablets; and a glucagon emergency kit.

In addition, people with all types of diabetes should make sure to have a supply of bottled water, snacks and a first aid kit on hand for emergency situations, whether or not they take insulin or diabetes medication.

Answered by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.


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