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Re: [IP] First vacation since dx'ed
In a message dated 10/13/99 1:08:32 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
Main suggestion -- have a good time!!!! Be sure to take more money than you
think you'll need. And "Small World" is great for a rest.
I've tromped over Disneyland with a 5 y/o grandson (I was on shots -- used
pens) in October and all over Disney World with a 5 y/o granddaughter (on a
pump) in January. I found that Disney has frozen juice pops and fresh fruit
at stands around the parks. I carried some peanut butter crackers, glucose
tabs and Lifesavers with me, but that was about it.
About keeping the insulin cool, I don't believe the weather in Orlando will
be that hot in December. It was *perfect* in early January. But, to address
your concerns -- I'll bet the hotel will keep the ice packs frozen for you.
An alternative would be to take a small Thermos bottle, fill it with ice and
water for a bit to chill it, pour that out, wrap your insulin in a napkin or
washcloth and put it in the Thermos. Thermoses hold cold as well as they do
I also rented a stoller for my 5-year-olds. They didn't stay in it much, but
it was handy for when they got tired. It was even handier, however, for
holding all my paraphernalia so I didn't have to lug backpacks and purchases
all over the parks.
Please tell Mickey I said "hello." He's my mouse!
<< We are leaving for our first vacation since Laura was dx'ed 12/21/98
World). Any suggsetions, anything I may not be thinking about? What about
flying? Anything weird happen when you fly with your sugar levels? I'm
bringing extra of everything.
One concern: we will have a refrigerator in the hotel room, but I don't
think a freexer. How do I freeze my icepack to put in our insulin pouch to
keep the insulin cool while we are walking around the parks. Any
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