Natural disasters are likely to send anyone into a state of chaos and turmoil. But if you have diabetes, they can be especially dangerous, as they have the ability to completely shatter your management plan. So having a plan is a necessity that many people don’t realize until it’s too late.
For one mom, an earthquake caused her to have this epiphany. While in the midst of experiencing the quake, it occurred to Gillian Miller that she needed to have an emergency kit for her daughter, who suffers from type 1 diabetes. And that is how the world’s first diabetes emergency kit was born!
Miller, of The Diabetes And More Company Inc., realized that the aftermath of the earthquake could cause her family to lose electricity for an undetermined amount of time, making insulin delivery a complicated, if not impossible task. In that moment, she realized that many people likely had the same fears.
Check out the video below where Miller describes how this event, as well as her daughter’s previous experience with Diabetic Ketoacidosis, compelled her to make sure her family and others could be prepared for the worst case scenario.
Take a look, and as always, make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!
L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.