It is easy to overlook the funny little symptoms of being a diabetic like dehydration, irratibility, shakiness, etc. simply because they are symptoms that other non-diabetics can have. But forgetting about these symptoms when traveling can be quite torturous.
In the morning when we had set out to visit London I had been drinking a lot of water to compensate for the higher reading I had before breakfast. We then got on our tour bus to take us all the way to the tower bridge. The traffic to the old cut of London was so bad that it took almost two hours to get there. Inevitably, I was overcome with the intense urge to pee. I found myself beating my fist together and pacing back an forth until I was able to finally get off and ran through the street of London like a mad man searching for a bathroom.
The moral of the story is that you should never underestimate your basic needs since they are amplified by your diabetes.