Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 29, 2018
    Tiffany from WV 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.

    Can a child with type 1 diabetes receive a DAS card? Even with constant monitoring hypoglycemia can occur and will need prompt medical attention. Standing in long lines in combination with the heat can have negative effects of blood glucose levels.

    Hi there, Tiffany!

    I am truly so glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  I have a daughter with Type 1 and know exactly the struggles and dangers your family faces each day.  As you mentioned, high and low blood sugars in Type 1 Diabetics are unpredictable, dangerous and oftentimes life threatening.  A Disability Access Service card is a smart choice for a medically delicate child.  As you are well aware, the constant spikes and lows often come out of nowhere.  You might enter the standard queue with a blood sugar of 150 but experience a dangerous low of 45 when you are about to board an attraction.  This is where the DAS will help your child dramatically. 

    Stop by Guest Services at any of the theme parks to state the accommodations you need for your child.  

    As a fellow T1D parent, can I help with some additional suggestions?  The heat, adrenaline, activity (and a million other things) can affect blood sugars.  Make sure you have plenty of "low snacks" on hand as well as plenty of water.  Remember to test, test and test some more!

    If I can help with any additional questions about traveling to Walt Disney World with Type 1, please don't hesitate to ask.  I am so happy to help.  I am confidant you will have the most pixie-dusted trip, Tiffany!

    Magically yours in 2018,

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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