• Create an emergency first aid kit. Some key items to keep in your kit are adhesive bandages, antibiotic cream, and a 5-7-day supply of all of your medicines. If you are diabetic, you will need a glucose meter and test strips. A more complete list of what to include in your kit can be found in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ booklet, "Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis."
  • Create an emergency food supply with three days’ worth of food. Choose non-perishable foods that will sustain you, while also enabling you to limit your intake of protein, potassium, salt, and fluid. If you are diabetic, you will also need to control your sugar intake. A sample three-day emergency diet plan can be found in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ booklet, "Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis."
  • Make sure you always have enough of your medicines to last you for a few days in case you don’t have access to a pharmacy.