A very strong storm has developed in the Atlantic and will only strengthen over the next few days. From Georgia to Maine everyone should be ready for some kind of weather from this hurricane. Obviously being a week out from the storm making landfall means a lot could change, I'm not use my weather nerd side to explain what could cause a storm to shift but I will try to make people with diabetes aware of the storm.
If you are on the east coast and your local news is worried about the storm then you should be worried if you're living with diabetes. I say worried but you should be prepared, being prepared will help relieve some stress if this hurricane does make landfall where you live.
Get supplies now!! I can't stress this enough, get that extra insulin now!! Get syringes and pens even if you have a pump. Pump supplies take about a week to get delivered so if you are running low and are in the track of this storm you're already chasing supplies. Get everything that you can now, test strips, needles, everything. Being prepared is a must just in case the worst does happen.
As far as food goes make sure that you have the proper food or drink for low blood sugars. Get water, it won't go bad and even if the storm doesn't affect you, you'll have the water and can use it for years before it goes bad. http://main.diabetes.org/dorg/PDFs/emergency-preparedness/DDRCPatientPreparednessPlan2018Short.pdf