• On Jan 9, 2019
    Brandy from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does anyone have any advice or information about going to Disneyworld with a 6 year old Diabetic??? Any tricks, advice or information! Thank you!!

    Hi Brandy,
    Thanks for coming to the Disney Parks Moms Panel to submit your question. I'm going to assume your child has Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) since you didn't specify. With the exception of the insulin, the advice I would give you applies to both Type 1 and Type 2, but clearly the medical need is more immediate with T1D.

    First off, please ensure that your resort room, whether on or off property, has a refrigerator for your insulin. You may also request a sharps container at check-in if you are staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    Next, let's talk snacks. To fight low blood sugar, you will need snacks with you at all times. I suggest either bringing more than you think you'll need or ordering more than you'll need; there are multiple businesses that can bring food right to the check in desk of your resort. You can bring food, drinks, and snacks into all theme parks on Walt Disney World property (no glass containers). There are sharps containers in some public restrooms throughout all parks, so this may also help you with disposal. All First Aid stations have sharps collectors as well and can provide cold storage if needed at no charge. You may speak with the Chef at any restaurant to ask about the menu and substitutions-ask your server or Cast Member and they will bring the Chef out to speak with you.

    Lastly, preparing for the day. Pack your bag with twice the amount of supplies that you think you'll need. This includes insulin, syringes, test strips, snacks and drinks. Check the My Disney Experience Mobile App for the location of the First Aid station. Notify any Cast Member if you have an immediate need for assistance.

    Brandy, I hope this answers your questions. Have a magical vacation!

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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