Encourage your family, friends and work colleagues to understand diabetes. Particularly how to identify an emergency and what to do. See the printable materials under hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia.
Have a Plan
Everyone is now advised to have a plan in place in the case of an emergency, and people with diabetes need to consider proper diabetes care when they make emergency plans.
Consider storing three days worth of diabetes supplies, which, depending on how you take care of your diabetes, could include oral medication, insulin, insulin delivery supplies, lancets, extra batteries for your meter and/or pump, and a quick-acting source of glucose. For type1 diabetes you may also want to have an extra glucagon emergency kit.
Check with your practice nurse on appropriate supplies for your situation.
All these items should be kept in an easy-to-identify container, and stored in a location that is easy to get to in an emergency.
Your emergency supply kit should also contain a list of emergency contacts. You may also find it useful to have these in your wallet and on the fridge or near a phone at home.
Medical Alert Information
Information about bracelets can be provided by your practice nurse. It is advisable to carry emergency contact information in your wallet.