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Old 05-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Disaster preparedness with health issues

Living in Florida it's that time of year again... hurricane season is upon us. I usually try to be basically prepared with extra canned food, bottled water etc, but this year we have extra challenges - DH is diabetic (type II) and I'm having major asthma issues. I have to try to figure out how to tweak my preparations to keep us both covered just in case.

My first question however, is general - I need to buy a new first aid kit and <there are> a bewildering variety of choices. Anybody have any suggestions for a good one? Or warnings about cheap-and-nasty-crud?
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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Re: Disaster preparedness with health issues

Emergency Preparedness Products has a great Diabetic Ecase that is designed specifically for the situations you are describing. It is great for travel as well. You can order with inserts specifically designed for either Type I or II diabetics. The cases are about the size of a lunchbox, sturdy and bright yellow so easy to spot. I think it is worth looking into. I got one for my dad last Christmas after purchasing it at a fundraiser. He has found it perfect for his needs. They are a bit more expensive, but in my opinion, the quality makes them worth it.

They have asthma and cardiac kits coming out soon. As you can tell from some of my other postings, I'll be getting the asthma one when it comes out.

As for a general first aid kit, the American Red Cross has some prepackaged kits as well as some good emergency preparedness kits with first aid kits inside them. Your local chapter should have some already on hand.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:51 AM   #3
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Re: Disaster preparedness with health issues

Thanks for the tip.
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