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Nervous and looking for travel tips/tricks for #T1D family vacay. Extra pump ordered...but how to handle the #florida heat & #Disney lines?

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with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Parma, OH
You should check out a group on Facebook called, "Tips for Special Needs at Disney.” the person that made the group is a mother of two children with type 1 diabetes, and she is a Disney Travel Planner. You can ask her lots of questions and there is no charge.

with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Parma, OH
I think the group is a closed group, but you should be able to get in with no trouble.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1970.
Alexandria, VA
There are first aid stations all over Disney where you can stop and store insulin, change an infusion set, etc. Google Disney and diabetes and a ton of answers come up for (and from) Disney.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
Prosperous, IRL
Hi Julie my 12 yr old wears Medtronic pump, we went to boston last summer and it was HOT, I find jacks bloods go lower in heat faster so when out for the day and walking around I always kept a bottle

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
Prosperous, IRL
Of lucozade and some cookies or some slow release carbs to keep him going, I'd also bolus for less carbs than he actually ate n checked bloods regularly.

Mt Laurel, NJ
Yea I heard Disney has privileges for T1's so they don't have to wait in lines in that heat. I don't know first hand so check it out

with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Parma, OH
Disney might not have any special accommodations any longer, this is due to some people paying those with disabilities to go to the park with them so that they could avoid lines. I would check with that Travel Planner person that I mentioned earlier.

Monongahela, PA
Just make sure you tell the airport that you are insulin dependent diabetic so they know and understand y u have needles and make sure u have ur medialert jewelry on

with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Parma, OH
If you are worried about the heat and the effect it might have on insulin, you can look into getting a "Frio" pack. If you don't know what that is, google it.

Monongahela, PA
To save the time a frio pack is a insulin case that keeps your insulin at a cool tem at all times

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