Type 1 diabetes camp for adults
We will not try to duplicate their effort, rather this space will be about taking your diabetes to Disney World. The second was diagnosed at the ripe old age of 7, the first day of a Disney vacation a year later. Since that first diagnosis we have been trying to reconcile how to do Disney and be Diabetic.
DWD - Disney With Diabetes Endo - Your Endocrinologist Exchange - A means of calculating food to insulin. Type 1 diagnosis isn't restricted to kids and while the majority of cases are diagnosed in younger people we have a good friend who was eligible for an AARP card when diagnosed. We are here for travel tips, not to give medical advice. The point of this little bit of cyberspace is to be a place to collect and share thoughts on successfully managing vacations at Disney World with Type 1 diabetes. Fun for those who read it and fun for those who contribute to it.The more of us who ask, the more Disney will get the idea that we are out here and need help in the form of carb counts to enjoy the Disney experience.Carb Counts We are going to try keep a running list of Disney Food Carb Counts for anything we can get numbers on. As you can see it is a short list so far but it is a start.Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition to manage for various physiological and behavioural reasons.
Regular exercise is important, but management of different forms of physical activity is particularly difficult for both the individual with type 1 diabetes and the health-care provider.
Basal - Insulin for basic metabolic functions, like breathing -- some folks think of it as background insulin. A good way to know how much insulin you need to take. To that end, I think we have a medical or at least mental heath need for Disney vacations!
Bolus - Insulin taken to cover the carbohydrates in food BG - Blood Glucose BS - Bad Carb Factors - A means of calculating the amount of carbs you eat by weighing food and applying factors to that weight to calculate carbs. Call your Endo for an Rx and your travel agent for tickets! Those who confuse the two are in my experience not much fun at all and most likely to replace a grave demeanor for a thoughtful and caring approach to life.
However, several additional barriers to exercise can exist for a person with diabetes, including fear of hypoglycaemia, loss of glycaemic control, and inadequate knowledge around exercise management.
This Review provides an up-to-date consensus on exercise management for individuals with type 1 diabetes who exercise regularly, including glucose targets for safe and effective exercise, and nutritional and insulin dose adjustments to protect against exercise-related glucose excursions.
We heard a lot about these and with high expectations based on typical Disney execution were anxious to see how they help address the dietary need for type 1 diabetics to count carbohydrates. You typical Mc Donald's does a better job of making dietary information available than Disney does with any of the nutrition notebooks we saw.