Captain Mickey with Mom and son
  • On Jul 22, 2021
    Anna from SC Asked

    I'm getting a Dexcom G6 before my trip. Will that cause any problems?

    Hi Anna!

    So happy to have you onboard at planDisney as you make plans to set sail with Captain Mickey. I applaud you wanting to make sure you can travel safely as a diabetic and have all the items that you need onboard. Nothing like asking the right questions upfront and being prepared! My father is a diabetic, so I understand all the items he has to travel with and the precautions he must take. Let me assure you, Disney Cruise Line does an exceptional job assisting Guests with medical conditions.

    Guests with diabetes should carry a full supply of all necessary medications and medical supplies onboard. You can absolutely take a continuous glucose monitor onboard. (I even double checked the list of items not allowed.) I do suggest packing more supplies than necessary to be on the safe side. Additionally, make sure that all medications are in their original containers and also packed in your carry-on luggage and NOT in luggage that is being checked at the port. Your insulin would be kept refrigerated in your stateroom refrigerator.

    As far as charging medical equipment, be advised that there is an average of two 110-volt electrical outlets per stateroom with 12 amps total power capacity. This is relevant for charging your glucose monitor. Disney Cruise Line also recommends that all equipment should have a substantial back-up power supply in the event of an emergency or a power outage. 

    While you would be able to take everything you need onboard, it’s always good to let Captain Mickey and his crew know your situation going in. To that end, Guests with special needs are asked to contact the Special Services team at (407) 566-3602 or SpecialServices@disneycruise.com. That enables the crew to be mindful of your needs and offer suggestions as needed. As you can see from this online booklet, Disney Cruise Line has a great deal of experience accommodating Guests with Medical Conditions and Disabilities. 

    Once onboard, you can also talk to your rotational dining team about any dietary needs. They will ensure you are aware of the food items that best meet your needs and offer suggestions (like lower carb menu items). The best part is they will be with you every night!  

    Sounds like the Dexcom G6 glucose monitor will enable you to stay on top of your glucose levels. A great way to stay on top of the daily schedule is the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. The good news is that at any time onboard, you are only a few minutes away from your stateroom and can easily get back to handle your medical needs there. Afterwards, you can jump right back into all the activities and entertainment onboard.

    Anna, I hope all this information had been reassuring. Sail back by planDisney and send more questions our way if you need additional assistance. 

    SEA ya real soon!

    Sherry
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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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