“Gone With the Wind”. DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR PERSONS WITH DIABETES. Learning Objectives. Describe the 2004 Florida hurricane aftermath and its impact on victims with diabetes List the 4 psychological stages of a disaster State components of a disaster action plan for persons with diabetes
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR
PERSONS WITH DIABETES
Mental healthDiabetesSpecial Needs and Challenges
ReconstructionPsychological Phases of a Disaster
Occurs one week to 3-6 months after the
A time of sharing and helping
Social attachment is high
Some may have social withdrawal
Red Cross Service Centers
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Planning ahead is crucial!!
The first 72 hours are most critical in a disaster.
before the disaster actually happens!
for a few days if they have to.
There must be a balance of food groups and
adequate calories, especially when taking
insulin and/or oral agents.
Don’t forget to include the following:
Food items should be stored in rubber
tote or duffle bag, and replaced yearly.
Emergency information (copy)
Insurance information (copy)
Insulin and/or pills (include
**Check batteries every 2-3
months to prevent expiration
(59-86º) for 28 days
Advise clients to:
Can be purchased at retail electronic and sporting goods stores.
Contact your local Red Cross or visit
www.redcross.org to find out how your knowledge, skills, abilities and enthusiasm can be matched with a meaningful experience.
Teaching classes in:
and the homeless
Provide services on a local level for emergencies in your county:
After getting comfortable on the local level, sign up for national assignments when disaster strikes other areas, with wide-spread devastation, such as with the hurricanes in Florida, the bombings in Oklahoma City, etc.
Together We Can Save a Life!