Medical Type 1 Diabetes and Insulin

school marm

Contributing Member
Regarding diabetics and insulin: Diabetes doesn't have to be a death sentence at TEOTWAWKI. Unfortunately, most diabetics and their families assume it is and do little to nothing to prepare to live.

However, it can be done. Insulin can be a DIY project, albeit a bit more involved than most. Insulin was first made in the 1920s, where researchers had nothing more unusual than what is found in a high school chemistry lab today. Type-1 diabetic Eva Saxl and her husband DIY'ed insulin in WWII China and saved her and about 400 other diabetics in Shanghai.

Here are two links to their story.

https://www.diabeteshealth.com/evas-insulin/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlOB...ature=youtu.be

And here's how to make insulin:

http://www.jbc.org/content/72/1/57.full.pdf

The link below is to an article that claims insulin can be frozen. While my husband and I are a bit skeptical about this, it's important enough to give it a try. He's going to get some cheap insulin from Walmart, freeze it for a few days, and then try it out on a weekend when he doesn't have any outside commitments.

http://www.medicalcorps.org/insulin-storage.htm
 
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