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  • On Mar 22, 2019
    Nicole from NH Asked

    Traveling with a little one with type one diabetes. Any suggestions I am super nervous about this as foods can be a issue, heat, high blood sugars, low blood sugars ahhh so much causes a issue I just am at a loss of what to do with her or anything. Help

    Hi, Nicole! The first thing I recommend you do is to contact Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com prior to your arrival to discuss your child’s nutritional needs. Disney does an excellent job at providing well-balanced meals, especially for those that require it. You can have groceries delivered to your hotel, via companies such as Garden Grocer and Instacart. They have always provided excellent service to my family and are able to deliver items to Bell Services at your hotel without you having to be personally there to receive them. Most prepackaged items across the Resort will have the nutritional information listed on the packaging. You are welcome to bring any snacks that she may need each day. Make sure they are not in glass containers and can fit in your backpack, tote bag or soft cover cooler. If you are flying, you may want to bring a note from your endocrinologist so that you can carry juice, foods, and ice packs through security checkpoints.

    In addition to this, I have a few magical tips:

    -You can ask Mousekeeping or the front desk for a sharps container so that you do not have to pack one.
    -Stop by Guest Relations of each park to ask about using the Disability Access Service. Since the heat can really mess with our insulin levels, staying out of a long standby queue may make your trip easier to manage.
    -Speaking of the heat, try to bring snacks that won’t melt. Jacqui, one of our former panelists, recommends bringing glucose tabs.
    -Absolutely speak to the chef at each dining location for assistance with making the best food choices. They will be able to guide you to the best options and can even modify meals.

    I hope this information helps you get some plans underway for your upcoming magical vacation!

    Brandy
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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