Utah Firm Develops Emergency Supplies Case for People With Diabetes

Diabetes Emergency Storage Cases

| Aug 30, 2011

Utah-based Essential Preparedness Products (EPP) offers an emergency storage case for people with diabetes, called Diabetic med-EcaseTM. The yellow cases, made of high-impact material, are waterproof, airtight, and can float. Buyers of the $69.99 product receive foam inserts for both type 1 and type 2 needs and can outfit the case accordingly.

Standard contents in each case include:
◦ Glucose tablets
◦ Alcohol swabs
Syringe/utility container
◦ Log book
◦ Ice pack
◦ Five empty medication bottles
◦ Seven-day pill dispenser
◦ Two diabetes type-specific foam inserts

The Diabetic med-EcaseTM does not include insulin, syringes, pen injectors, blood sugar meters, test strips (ketone or blood), or glucagon, but does provide compartments designed to contain them.

Company owner Jennifer Lindley says that she came up with the idea for a diabetes emergency case after seeing a news clip of a man stranded on the roof of his house after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. The man had spray-painted "diabetic" on his roof, indicating that he had run out of essential supplies.

The EPP company website is located at http://store.med-ecase.com/.

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Categories: Alcohol Swabs, Blood Glucose Test Strips, Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Diabetes, Emergency Storage Cases, Glucagon , Glucose Tablets, Insulin, Ketone Test Strips, Log Book, Pen Injectors, Pill Dispenser, Syringes, Type 2 Issues

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Posted by Anonymous on 30 August 2011

do you have an insulin pump 'back up rescue kit' - need room for pump batteries (triple AAA or AA),extra insulin pump infusion sets, insulin reservoirs,vial of insulin + all other supplies for type 1.

Posted by Anonymous on 31 August 2011

What a gimmick. Get a small duffle, put all your stuff in it.

Posted by Anonymous on 31 August 2011

At 69 dollars this really is expensive for what it contains.

Posted by Anonymous on 31 August 2011

Doesn't look like there is room to carry all the pump supplies, syringes, glucose meter and supplies, glucagon, glucose tablets etc. Foam doesn't help it to stay cool. Need more room for T1 supplies. This is for a T2 primarily.
It should supply the diabetic needs for at least a week.

Posted by Anonymous on 20 September 2011

I love this product. I'm not as organized as this, so I really appreciate how easy this makes it for me. I certainly wouldn't want my insulin in a duffle bag!

Posted by Anonymous on 26 October 2014

I like this product very much. It keeps things organized and safe (waterproof); however, I haven't been able to find it or their site. 

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