Disney and Diabetes

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy: Friends ForeverA couple of years ago, my family went to Disney World for vacation. Out of all my vacations, I have to say that this one was the easiest, when diabetes was concerned.

I had no problem getting a refrigerator, which they didn’t even charge for. (They usually do, but when they heard it was for diabetes, they didn’t charge.)

Most restaurants had sugar free desserts available. Some of my breakfast places had those little boxes of cereal, so I tended to grab one or two to keep with me for snacks.

These great places on the web have lots of suggestions on how to make your Disney vacation with diabetes even easier:
Disney World for Diabetics
Disney with Type 1 diabetes
DLife’s Disney with Diabetes


Wow, this year has gone quick. Does it feel like it is time for Thanksgiving already?

Well, a few of you are soon going to be travelling to meet your families. I thought this link was very useful – ADAs Fact Sheet – Air Travel and Diabetes. It covers all the items that you are legally allowed to bring on board with you.

Here are some of my tips on how to make travel less worrisome:

  • Arrive at the airport 2-3 hours early so that should be enough time if you have any hassle in security.
  • Make sure to review TSA’s website for travel updates
  • Try to have prescription labels for all medications and/or supplies.
  • I like to pack medications in a separate clear bag and place in your carry-on luggage. That way, if the airplane is making everyone check their carry-on, you can easily get the medicine bag out of your carry-on and then board.
  • Most of the airport personnel that I have dealt with knew what an insulin pump was before I even mentioned what it was.
  • Some medical ids can set off medical detectors.
  • Bring a snack/glucose tabs, in case you flight or travel time is delayed.

Hope you all have a safe and fun holiday!