We’ve received a lot of reader questions asking us how to prep for diabetes over the years.

How many? I couldn’t possibly count. It’s a lot, and not all from preppers who are themselves diabetics either. We get a number of concerned relatives who are emailing because they want as much advice on the topic as possible so they can help keep their family members healthy on top of safe during disasters and emergencies.

My honest to goodness response for the past few years has been to Google and research the topic for a while, realize I’m way in over my head, sit with the email in my inbox for a month or two, consistently going back and researching in that time, then after a number of attempts, give up and decide to pick up trying when I’m more ready to tackle the topic.


The thing is: I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to tackle this particular topic. I feel like prepping for a diabetic, and others with medical conditions who need specialized medications, is one of the most difficult things to really plan well for. I’ve no firsthand experience with prepping for any difficult-to-prep-for medical issues. This lack of experience, paired with my lack of first aid experience (that’s Thomas’ department), makes me feel like I’m not the right person to be advising anyone on diabetes preps. And I know there must be many with better answers than I could ever come up with out there.

So I’m bringing this topic to you.

I don’t care if you are or are not a diabetic, if you have friends or family that are diabetics or if you’ve never met a soul with diabetes in your life: if you have any ideas on prepping that you think a prepper with diabetes could benefit from, I want you to type those ideas down in the comments.

If you have actually been prepping for a diabetic, please let us know so that we can know you’re coming from a place of experience. If you think you’ve found an ideal system, let us know what that is. If there are things you’ve tried that haven’t worked, or things you’ve heard suggested that, plainly put, you would not recommend, again, leave it down in the comments below.

I wrote up a post asking for your help when it came to lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey, and boy did you guys deliver. You gave infinitely better advice than anything my completely-inexperienced-with-hurricanes self could have come up with. So I’m hoping that’ll happen again here.

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