• On Apr 16, 2021
    Brandi from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    im wanting to plan a trip for my family in the next year or two but I'm not sure because my husband is diabetic. he needs to give himself shots 3 times a day at precise times. what is Disney's policy for diabetics and needles?

    Ahoy Brandi!

    Considering a Disney cruise? How awesome! We are giddy to hEAR you have your sights set on sailing with Captain Mickey. I understand you might have concerns about your husband being able to travel safely as a diabetic. Let me assure you, Disney Cruise Line does an exceptional job assisting Guests with medical conditions. My dad is a diabetic, so I am keenly aware of all the items he has to travel with and the precautions he must take. So I applaud you for wanting to make sure that cruising can be a safe and enjoyable experience for your husband.

    Guests with diabetes should carry a full supply of all necessary medications and medical supplies with them while traveling onboard. In fact, I suggest packing more than necessary to be on the safe side. This would include insulin and needles, so your husband may absolutely take these onboard. Just 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. His insulin would be kept refrigerated in your stateroom refrigerator.

    As far as a structured schedule for his injections, your husband can plan on attending activities and entertainment around those necessary times. 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 his medical needs in the comfort of your stateroom.

    Another recommendation: Guests with special needs are asked to complete and submit the Special Services Information Form at least 60 days before the start of their vacation or simply contact the Special Services team at (407) 566-3602 or SpecialServices@disneycruise.com. While he would be able to take everything he needs onboard with him, it’s always good to let Captain Mickey and his crew know your situation going in. That way, they can be mindful of your party’s needs and can assist with suggestions like lower carb menu items. As you can see from this online booklet, Disney Cruise Line has a great deal of experience accommodating Guests with Medical Conditions and Disabilities. 

    I hope both you and your husband find this all very reassuring that a Disney cruise can be an exceptional vacation and a healthy one at that! Sail back by planDisney and send more questions our way if you need additional assistance. 
    SEA ya real soon!

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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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