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    I'm an insulin dependent diabetic, anyone else have the diabetic experience at Coachella? Wondering how big a hassle it is with security. Hate to think every time I go thru security, my friends will be stuck waiting while I go through the explanation every time. Any past experience or advice?

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    Can you take 3 days worth to the medical tent on Friday and have them store it? The FAQs say they will store it, but I'm not sure if they will store it for 3 days. Have you tried emailing info@coachella.com?

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    Haha "The Diabetic Coachella Experience"

    No but really, I'm a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic, and the only time it was a real issue for me was the first year I went (2007) when I used an insulin pump. My reservoir thing fell out and I didn't have any back up stuff. Needless to say I felt like garbage.

    Security is usually very accommodating with insulin and other diabetes related issues. They're usually even okay with me bringing in snacks for low blood sugar...which I never really get anyway.

    Main piece of advice...BRING BACK UP SUPPLIES
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    Hi guys, I'm also a T1D and on a pump. I always travel with at least two weeks of extra supplies (strips, insulin, infusion sets and reservoirs, and of course, syringes.) I talked to someone from Coachella (employee) who says we can keep stuff in the medical tent.

    Pro tip: Get on a CGMS (continuous glucose monitor), it helps a TON. When you first get on it, it's annoying but once you get used to it, it's of huge value.

    We should all meet up, I'll be there weekend 1.

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    How much of a hassle have they given you before? In the past security seems to have a chip on their shoulder when dealing with the public. I'm type II, not insulin dependent, but my glucose does fluctuate and I do occasionally need snacks to regulate or else I feel I'm gonna pass out.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey1313666 View Post
    Haha "The Diabetic Coachella Experience"

    No but really, I'm a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic, and the only time it was a real issue for me was the first year I went (2007) when I used an insulin pump. My reservoir thing fell out and I didn't have any back up stuff. Needless to say I felt like garbage.

    Security is usually very accommodating with insulin and other diabetes related issues. They're usually even okay with me bringing in snacks for low blood sugar...which I never really get anyway.

    Main piece of advice...BRING BACK UP SUPPLIES

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