People with diabetes need uninterrupted access to medicines and care. They need healthy food and a safe space to exercise. Caring for diabetes becomes even more difficult when a disaster or pandemic strikes. In these difficult circumstances, people with diabetes often struggle to manage their condition and are at increased risk of life-threatening complications. This can be improved by good pre-planning of the response to a disaster.
The IDF Western Pacific Region and its national members have developed guidelines to inform the diabetes-related response to a disaster. These are available, along with related articles and resources, for download at the links below.