I had to post about this. A friend of mine, also t1, posted on the Diabetes UK Facebook page that she had called ahead to the nightclub she was going to to inform them she was bringing an insulin pen, only to be told it was policy to have them taken off the person and put into the medical box.
This angered a lot of people. But the story has a good end!
I was absolutely furious - take my insulin? OFF me?
I sent a very angry email to them, and hunted down their phone number. The girl I first spoke to on the phone told me the same story - to which I promptly blew my steam at her.
I got to speak to the manager, who assured me that it *was* policy a few years ago, but hasn't been for a long time. He said that they have a medical room and ask if that if anyone needs to inject, they do it in there, rather than the toilets. I informed the manager what the first member of staff had said, and he said he would set her straight.
He even offered to meet my friend at the door (sadly we're only facebook friends, and I don't have her number) to let her know the facts. He also said he was type 2 himself, so he had some understanding of the whole thing!
Oceana: still not impressed that you used to have that policy, but I'm glad you've changed, and you have a good manager there. I still won't be visiting you though.