Mom And Son Safari
  • On Mar 10, 2009
    Rudy from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I an concerned about the long wait in line for my son that is diabetic. Any suggestions?

    Hi, Rudy!  When I was an insulin dependent diabetic, the worst part of waiting in line for me was that I always seemed to notice my sugars getting low while I was waiting.  Most people probably do more walking and exercise at the theme parks than they do at home, and I know for me, my insulin needs were not as great while I was at Walt Disney World.  Be sure to keep some snacks and some apple juice or orange juice with you in a back pack so if your son begins to feel his sugars dipping, you can give him something to hold him over until you are through the attraction.

    You can also go to guest services at the theme park for a guest assistance card.  The card can help alleviate some of the long waits in line, either by offering an alternative entrance, a fast pass, or a sitting area in which your son can wait until it is time for a ride or attraction.

    There are wheelchairs available to rent if he has difficulty with neuropathy in his legs.  Also, important not only to standing in line, but also for walking around the theme park, make sure he has comfortable shoes that are broken in so he won't get blisters.  You know how hard they can be to deal with in a diabetic sometimes!

    Have a wonderful trip, Rudy!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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