In case of an emergency, below is a checklist of T1D supplies to pack with you or to keep in a kit. It is recommended to pack at least two weeks’ worth of the following supplies in a waterproof, insulated bag. It is important to keep supplies up to date.
- Printed copy of all prescriptions
- Printed copy of health insurance card
- Emergency contact information
- Record of insulin dosing recommendations such as: basal rates, insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios, and insulin sensitivity factor (a calculation of how much one unit of insulin lowers your blood-glucose levels)
- Prescription and over-the-counter medicines
- Extra blood glucose monitor
- Test strips
- Insulin pump and/or CGM supplies (if needed)
- Glucose tablets or other fast-acting carbohydrates for treating hypoglycemia
- Extra device batteries
- Glucagon kit
- Ketone strips
- Non-perishable foodstuffs (e.g., juice boxes, peanut butter, canned foods, crackers, shelf-stable milk)
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