Okay, I’m sitting here in the Kewl Innovations office with a head phone in one ear (listening to the local radio weather reports) and a radar screen pulled up on my browser. I must inform you, that being a native Rhode Islander, the whole tornado thing are still pretty new (and scary) to me. Justifiably… considering that a funnel could shoot down on a whim and rip around as it wills.
Thankfully, it looks like we are sitting a sliver of the DFW area just between the most severe parts of today’s storms. Our neighboring communities haven’t been as fortunate though. As of 2pm today, Oncor, local electricity provider, released a figure of 28,000 DFW homes having lost power and that number continues to grow.
Most of the time I try to figure out how folks with diabetes can make use of our device in their average, everyday lives. However, today’s storms have served as an abrupt reminder of a far more sobering use-case. Emergency situations pose a very real threat to people with diabetes. Losing power, or access to ones management supplies, could mean serious repercussions. It’s hard enough trying to get this blog post written in the midst of today’s chaos… I can’t image trying to prepare for the possibility of managing diabetes in the middle of an emergency or disaster.
While I hope people think of our device as WAY more than an ’emergency shelter for insulin’, in the right scenario, a scenario like far too many of our neighbors are facing today, it will be just that.
Stay safe Texans!