The bushfires in Australia have been devastating and our hearts go out to those affected. Even people who normally cope well with self-managing their diabetes can experience difficulties during a natural disaster or emergency, for example due to their normal support systems being disrupted. Preparing a diabetes emergency plan and kit can help people living with diabetes in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. The free NDSS Diabetes Emergency Plan, which is available in several languages, is a good guide to the steps people should take to manage their diabetes in times of crisis.
The Australian Diabetes Educators Association, through the National diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), have developed a 2-part module to equip healthcare professionals to better educate and support people with diabetes to manage their condition before, during or after a natural disaster or emergency available here