• On Jun 22, 2018
    Janie from OH 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.

    Will be traveling to Disney World with a diabetic 5 year old next spring. Do you have nutritional guides with carb. counts for your kids meals?

    Hi there, Janie!

    I am so glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this question regarding your Type 1 child.  Like you, I also have a diabetic child so I know the challenges and concerns you face each day.  

    Unfortunately carb counts are not listed on menu items which makes calculating insulin doses challenging.  As is in the "real world" prepackaged items like milk, applesauce....would have carb counts.  However,  Disney does not provide carb counts for menu items at the food service and dining locations.  Google will need to be on hand so that you can 'guestimate' carb counting.  You might also consider CalorieKing as well.  Be sure to check them out online.  

    As you know, about one billion things can affect blood sugars.  We tend to test more often while in the parks.  Heat and adrenaline can do crazy things to BG readings.  Be sure to bring plenty of low snacks.  If I can help with other questions with regard to traveling with Type 1, please don't hesitate to ask. I am so happy to help!

    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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