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Hi I will have a long journey to get to you.Early bird ticket .. Is there a toilet near by? for the obviuos reason and the fact I need to test my sugar level and take medication accordingly. I am type 2 diabetic self medicating Please advise and thank you

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There is toilets inside the venue which are actually really nice but no idea if there are others outside/near by etc

 

Everyone is usually in by 9.30am so no q to get in then x

 

Hope this helps

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so no problems---- taking blood test -- sorting medication -no more then 10 minutes

does anyone know the name of the car park next to the olympia? its multi story if i remember correctly

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I think it's car park 3 - the toilet it at the bottom of the stairs, at the entrance from olympia, and actually they're pretty good

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Its the multistory that is pretty much opposite the train station. Haven't used the loos in there personally but I know where you coming from as I'm a type one diabetic. I tend to do my insulin before I leave my hotel and I have no qualms doing blood tests in front of people lol

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leaving home at 3 am to get there around 8 30 -- will be a long day--- then 5 hours back, and must watch levels as its a long time between meals

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Eat take ur metformin 500 or 850 ur be fine unless of course your tricky, and one of those diabetics who are insulin and tablet controlled

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You'll be fine I'm Tye 1 as well, there are plenty of toilets in the venue

I tend to do my insulin before I leave my hotel and I have no qualms doing blood tests in front of people lol

Same here although you can get a few awkward looks lol :smile:

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Glad you asked this question, as my sister is coming with me and she has kidney problems so needs to use the toilet more often etc - on that note, if we are queuing for photos/autographs and she needs to use the toilet, will people usually be friendly and let her rejoin the queue with me when she gets back!? Or how long is the average wait time?! Ta! :)

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Glad you asked this question, as my sister is coming with me and she has kidney problems so needs to use the toilet more often etc - on that note, if we are queuing for photos/autographs and she needs to use the toilet, will people usually be friendly and let her rejoin the queue with me when she gets back!? Or how long is the average wait time?! Ta! :)

 

The photoshoot lines move quite fast. But no one will be bothered by a toilet emergency, especially when you still keep the place in line.

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I've got kidney problems too. You can tell her a fellow sufferer assures her she will not have any problems at all.

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You'll be fine I'm Tye 1 as well, there are plenty of toilets in the venue

I tend to do my insulin before I leave my hotel and I have no qualms doing blood tests in front of people lol

Same here although you can get a few awkward looks lol :smile:

 

Hahah glad I'm not the only one, though half day on Saturday I might struggle to do blood tests due to being in a cat suit that has gloves attached but luckily only wearing it for half a day.

 

And ouch 3am start!!

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I've got kidney problems too. You can tell her a fellow sufferer assures her she will not have any problems at all.

 

Thanks, I can't tell you how much happier she is hearing this! :)

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MY day is like so

up at 2 am breakfast metformin 1000 gliclazide, 100, ramipril 10 heart, leave at 3 am 1 hr drive to bus stop, up to 20min wait for bus, almost 2 hr bus journey to london , victoria -- down to tubes earls court then olympia, hopefully by 8-830 am wait in queue try so sort blood sugar levels. adjust meds.

Once in, put on costume,( Im the guy dressed as wonder woman who collects for his son's charity) enjoy day, take 2nd lot of meds same as above, eventually leave reverse journey then get home,hopefully by 8 pm same drugs again. Bed snore snore snore

and yes I will be carrying my blood sugar kit with me

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You'll be fine I'm Tye 1 as well, there are plenty of toilets in the venue

I tend to do my insulin before I leave my hotel and I have no qualms doing blood tests in front of people lol

Same here although you can get a few awkward looks lol :smile:

 

Hahah glad I'm not the only one, though half day on Saturday I might struggle to do blood tests due to being in a cat suit that has gloves attached but luckily only wearing it for half a day.

 

And ouch 3am start!!

Wow, I'm always so paranoid about my blood sugar levels I'm always testing but Cosplay Definitely comes 1st haha. Hope you have a good (and hopefully low blood sugar-less) day :thumbup:

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Paranoia is not good for testing blood sugars at all, they should only really be tested at meal times. I managed to recently get my control to such a perfect level that this EMS proved that because I tested my blood sugar at lunch and I was 5.3. Since getting my background injections right I no longer worry about my levels.

 

I can imagine though in a cat suit it's gonna be difficult!

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Thank you for all your kind words and help. 2 am i was 6.1 then 5.7 at 11 was 3.2 ate and sorted meds, still got strange looks back up to 8.1 by thetime I left.

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Thank you for all your kind words and help. 2 am i was 6.1 then 5.7 at 11 was 3.2 ate and sorted meds, still got strange looks back up to 8.1 by thetime I left.

Thats really good :smile:

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Oh the catsuit was definitely a problem lol. Bloody tests we're next to impossible, though was fairly tempted at one point to just do one through the suit. Managed to keep my levels pretty good though and made sure I kept up with my fluids.

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Thanks for the help re my sis also. It all went well thanks to helpful answers on here beforehand, and helpful crew members on the day! :)

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