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The Importance of Emergency Preparedness: Lilly Diabetes and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Help Prep People with Diabetes for Emergencies - Big or Small


5/2/2013 10:19:47 AM

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PHOENIX, May 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- News Highlights:

-- ACE, Lilly Diabetes offer emergency tips for people w/ #diabetes at www.EmPowerYourHealth.org, tips now downloadable in Spanish

-- Lilly Diabetes and ACE have distributed approximately 12 million #diabetes emergency prep checklists since '06 www.EmPowerYourHealth.org

A hurricane warning. A lengthy power outage. A mandatory evacuation. Do you know how to protect your health during these events? The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and Lilly Diabetes will host a briefing at ACE's annual meeting today to help answer that question as part of a discussion on the importance of emergency planning for people with diabetes. This shared mission, one that began after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, led to the launch of the EmPower "My Diabetes Emergency Plan," a comprehensive checklist to help people with diabetes prepare in advance of emergency situations.



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