Personally I have had my share of run ins with weather systems, living without power for three days during a blizzard, another four days without power after a hurricane. During both of those storms I made sure to load up on diabetes supplies days ahead of the storms. Hurricane Matthew is a little different, this is a once in a lifetime storm and it could be weeks before citizens return to their homes. What does one living with diabetes do in a situation like this, obviously being able to get supplies ahead of the storm is very important. Generally before a big storm I like to make sure I have enough supplies for one month.
I have never been evacuated for a storm but I believe this might be the best option for anyone living with diabetes. With the red cross and paramedics at the shelters sitting down and telling them that you are living with diabetes could be the best idea. If you are low on supplies they will have or can get you anything and everything that you need. No matter the situation your health and blood sugar management is the top priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a page that has numerous links and suggestions for anyone living with diabetes that may be in the path of any natural disaster. Click here to go to the page.