Over Christmas and New year I’m going to be traveling overseas to the US and Latinamerica. As part of the preparations I’ve started to do some research on a few of our destinations and have decided to share my findings.
I plan to share some of the resources I’ve found, some general and some more specific to the destination. And speaking of destitation, what better place to start than the most magic place on earth… Walt Disney World.
My first surprise when I searched the internet was the sheer amount of information specifically on Type 1 diabetes and Disney Parks. There are quite a few sites either dedicated or with significant sections on visiting Disney with D. On close inspection, however, it looks like some of the sites have not been updated in the last few years. Maybe this is just a signal that nothing has changed.
The first mention in my resource list goes to AllEars. Not only do they have an incredible section on D but also plenty of information about Disney parks in general. It is also worth visiting the old but still online content of the original Disney with Diabetes blog site.
Dlife also has a section on Disney travel. While less comprehensive, also gave me a few interesting tips, specially around hydration and the effects of adrenaline.
Overall I feel well prepared for the 3 or 4 days I’ll spend at the parks, and I’m sure to post here my experiences. Needless to say, I plan to test very often and pack at least twice as much supplies as I need (including a second pump, but more about that in another post).