One of the greatest challenges facing preppers and survivalists is long term care for a diabetic family member. Nearly half the country has some form of diabetes or is very close to it. Naturally if the SHTF, pharmacies will be quickly emptied of drugs, syringes and pretty much anything usable.
If the diabetic family member is insulin dependent, that makes matters much worse. For one, without insurance the cost of insulin is beyond most families ability to pay for it with some insulin’s costing $200-$300 per vial. Even if people can afford a vial per month it still becomes very cost prohibitive, if it is still available at all.