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  1. Leighann of D-Mom Blog
    Leighann of D-Mom Blog January 4, 2011 at 7:19 am | | Reply

    We don’t have a kit like this per se at home, though I could quickly make a sweep of our supply cabinet and dump it into a bag.

    But I do have similar kits stashed at Q’s school.

    We have a box of extra supplies in the office. And we have two lunchboxes full of emergencies supplies in two key locations: her classroom and the music room.

    In case of a lockdown, she would likely be in her classroom or the music room (PE and lunch go into the music room in this situation).

    If teachers need instruction, they can easily call the principal or me if they can’t figure something out (though key staff have been trained).

    If she’s upstairs and there’s a shooter (highly unlikely, but you never know), she’ll have to stay put. But if she’s downstairs and we need to get her out for a severe hypo, etc., the police can get her out the window.

    I hadn’t even thought of all of this when she began kindergarten. But there was a lockdown last year when someone escaped a mental counseling center and several nearby schools locked down (not ours).

  2. Sysy
    Sysy January 4, 2011 at 8:05 am | | Reply

    This is fantastic! I need this info! Thank you! If you read my post today you’ll see why lol. Seriously, though very well timed post for many of us I’m sure :)

  3. AmyT
    AmyT January 4, 2011 at 8:34 am | | Reply

    @Sysy – ugh, I hear you! Mixing up insulins has always been one of my worst fears. See http://www.diabetesmine.com/2005/05/my_worst_fears.html

  4. Zazzy
    Zazzy January 4, 2011 at 8:51 am | | Reply

    I think this is a great list but I’m reading it as a stuck-at-home type emergency. What about in-the-car or otherwise traveling type emergencies? I lived in Wyoming for many years and always had a car emergency kit – but I didn’t think about adding diabetes supplies to it. I know a lot of people with diabetes who don’t even have a snack in their car – I’m one of them. What happens if you’re stuck in traffic for hours or caught in a blizzard like those folks in the northeast last month? You’ve really got me thinking about what supplies I ought to have on me!

  5. Karen
    Karen January 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm | | Reply

    I’ve actually started keeping boxes of sets, reservoirs, etc. at work – anything that I might need in case of a fire at my apartment that might be complicated to get at a pharmacy, etc. in the ensuing post-fire chaos.

    My doomsday scenarios are very specific!

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  7. Scott
    Scott January 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm | | Reply

    Re: glucose tablets being like “Twinkies” that last forever…I have to disagree…after about six months they start to get little spots on them (even in unopened containers)…and they get so horrible tasting that I’d really have to seriously consider going into diabetic shock rather than having to eat those things…

    :)

    Good advice in the article!
    Scott

  8. Doug
    Doug January 4, 2011 at 9:33 pm | | Reply

    Shocked at the prices of kit on amazon… Its about $25 worth of supplies and a box…

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