Plan for natural disasters and emergencies
Preparing a diabetes emergency plan and kit can help you avoid life-threatening situations in an emergency or natural disaster.
No matter where you live in Australia, severe weather events and natural disasters can happen anytime—especially in summer.
How will the plan and kit help?
Preparing your diabetes emergency plan and kit helps you to self-manage your diabetes, prevent infection and avoid life-threatening situations before, during and after an emergency.
Why am I at greater risk during an emergency?
During an emergency, your body processes glucose differently. Stress, changes in physical activity and the food you eat, mean you may need to adjust your medication during and after an emergency.
What is the plan and how do I use it?
Read more in our:
Managing your diabetes in an emergency (DL-sized flyer)
This flyer explains how to use your emergency plan to help you manage your diabetes in an emergency.
Make a plan. Manage your diabetes in an emergency (A3-sized poster)
Prepare your diabetes emergency plan and kit
Use our resources below to help you plan for an emergency and prepare a kit to take with you when disaster strikes.
In the plan you can record important contact numbers, your medication schedule and medical history. It also includes a checklist to help you prepare your diabetes emergency kit.
Prepare your plan and pack your kit. Keep it in a safe place and up-to-date. Take your kit with you if you need to leave when disaster strikes.
Find your natural disaster and emergency plan here:
My diabetes plan for natural disasters and emergencies (A4-sized)
The plan is also available in other languages (Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Turkish and Vietnamese).
Commonly asked questions about the emergency plan, checklist and kit.
Emergency guide for emergency services, local councils, and the not-for-profit sector
- The needs of people with diabetes and other chronic conditions in natural disasters and emergencies: a guide for emergency services, local councils and the not-for-profit sector
This guide is for organisations and personnel who deal with natural disasters and emergencies during the planning stages such as local disaster management groups (local council) as well as those who deal with ‘on-the-ground’ situations after a natural disaster has occurred, for instance, those managing evacuation centres.