Why do people suffering from diabetes need to carry anything specific in their bag? The answer is to save their life in case of emergencies. Here are few things you should never leave your home, if you are a diabetic.
Sweets: What if your blood sugar drops suddenly? So to be safe than sorry, always keep some chocolates or rock sugar in your bag without fail. You can also carry dry fruits or glucose biscuits as an emergency snack.
Water: Some people do carry a water bottle while leaving their place, but if you are diabetic, it is mandatory. This is because, diabetics suffer from excessive thirst and need to stay hydrated to prevent complications.
Glucometer: Yes. A must for every diabetics because if you experience any changes in your health or feel light-headed, getting your blood glucose checked can help you avert any major complications.
First aid: The next on the list is a basic first-aid kit. As diabetics are at high risk of infections and even a small injury can lead to serious outcomes, keeping a first aid kit with band-aids, cotton, antiseptic etc. can come handy in these situations.
Reading glasses: Make sure you do not leave your place without reading glasses if you wear them. It is a must if you want to order properly at a restaurant, read the instructions on a food packet or need to take your medicines.
ID card: It is wise to have a card that not only contains all your information but also contact details of your closed ones, which will be useful in case of an emergency. Also, do carry your insurance card with you always.
Medication: It goes without saying that in addition to diabetes medications, do carry any other prescription medications that you are on. Also, if you take insulin, then do not forget to check your back for insulin injections and pens, before you step out of your home.