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  • On May 23, 2009
    Erika from FL 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.

    My family and i will sail for the first time DCL in September I have two daughters one age8 and my 4 year old daughter who is diabetic i wanted to know about food portions and if they would be any problems with her medications she is on injections.

    Disney Cruise Line has steps in place to help passengers with diabetes. First, you’ll want to fill out the Medical Information Form to request a sharps container for your stateroom.

    This information will also alert the wait staff in the dining room to speak with you about the menu and if needed the Chef will be available to answer your questions as well. Generally carb counts are not available for the food being served, however if you note the carb count required for your daughter on your Medical Information Form then the Head Server and Server will be prepared to help.

    You will also receive a small fridge for your room since the cool box in staterooms may not be cold enough for your medication.

    Bring current prescriptions including insulin in original containers.

    Ask your server about suggestions for no-sugar desserts. At quick service locations, you may need to ask for them.

    Please bring extra supplies. I've heard of passengers traveling with a carb count book. You may bring pre-packaged snacks on board. I'm hypoglycemic and never travel without my trusty peanut butter crackers or protein bars. While there is plenty of food on board the ship, I feel comfortable having my own comfort snacks on hand at all times.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with a Disney Cruise Line representative at (800) 951-3532.

    Also, consult with your doctor prior to traveling out of the country for any further suggestions.

    Happy sailing!

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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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