Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 11, 2009
    Rebecca from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, Anna. I read in one of your answers that you are insulin dependent. My 6yr. old DD is on an insulin pump. What info. can you give about carb counting at WDW? We are most worried about desserts (she doesn't want to miss out) and sugar-free drinks.Ideas?

    Hi, Rebecca.  Big hugs to you for being such a great mom and doing everything to make your little princess' Walt Disney World vacation so magical!

    My very best advice to you is to decide in advance which restaurants you would like to eat in, and when you call to make your advanced dining reservations, have them note on your reservation that your child is diabetic.  Then, when you are within a few days of your vacation (at least 72 hours before), contact the restaurants directly to see what accommodations can be made.  They can discuss carb counts with you and offer suggestions for desserts.  I cannot predict what your daughter's experience will be like, but I always found for me that the extra exercise kept my sugars very well in check, and I was sometimes able to splurge a little bit by sharing some dessert with my husband or daughters. 

    You will find water and sugar free sodas everywhere.  Some Walt Disney World locations also have Minute Maid Light Lemonade, which has 1 gram of carbs and less than 1 gram of sugars. 

    I hope you have a wonderful trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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