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In fairness to the readers there who are looking for information about planning Disney trips we have kept our opinions to ourselves, or at least here. Staying with the news metaphor, if that is the news section, this is the editorial page and funny papers.
Mickey and his Pals are very little if any help Type 1 guests make a trip possible. What we need most are carb counts. Fear not you can still do it.
I believe it is a Universal given that people don’t know anything about Type 1. (Universal? did I say Universal! Sorry I meant to say, I believe that few in the World know anything about Type 1.) Including how to be helpful. Why should the Mouse be any different?
Disney sells tons of food. Disney has strict quality control. If anyone know what is in the food they sell they could and they should. From my experience, Disney shows little respect for the needs of Type 1 diabetics guests to match the carbohydrate content of the food the eat with measured insulin and that is most probably because they live you co-workers uncles , don’t have a clue.
Disney is GREAT at many things. Carb counting ain't one of them.
McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, Outback and Pizza Hut all can tell you the carb counts of the food they serve. So why can’t Donald Duck, Wendy Darling, Ohanna’s or Pizza Planet? (Well OK as if to be the acceptation that proves the rule, Pizza Planet can if given enough time.) The simple fact is they all can but Disney has not yet chosen to.
They are a pain about carb
counts. All you T1 families know the look that asks, "Why are you asking about
carb counts? Are you an Atkins freak?"
Wonder why? Insulated
management, unreturned phone calls and sugar free maybe? It turns out he was a
very nice, if well isolated guy. He just needs to hear from more T1 families.
Disclaimer (long and winded like all disclaimers, only partly a parody, serious but hopefully funny too.) This site is not and should not be taken as medical advice. It is the miscellaneous ramblings of a Type 1 Diabetic family and their fellow Type 1 family friends. If you or anyone you know is a member of a Type 1 family you know they are amiable but stressed out folks who are happy share there experiences with others who “get it,” a phrase that here means poke, pee, inject, inspect and infuse to insanity. No two situations or diabetics are the same or as I like to say Your Diabetes May Vary. Take what you read here to your endocrinology team and talk it over with them. You, with their, consultation are resposible for your diabetes care. You have our very best wishes for A1Cs just under 7.
We talked to our Endocrinologist about ordering a double burger with an extra bun. Great counter service advice for Disney World. While not a specific Disney with Diabetes tip well worth knowing and telling your Dr. if he is taking his or her family to Disney World too.
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