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Disney World for Diabetics

Updated on August 1, 2014

Disney World: Sugar-Free/No Sugar Added Treats

Everyone is walking around eating ice cream and sweets. If you are a diabetic, as is my husband, it is so hard to not be tempted. To quote my husband:

"It is especially frustrating as a diabetic, when strolling down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom on a warm Florida day to not be able to buy one of those frozen pineapple treats you see people enjoying, or to be able to relish a cold double-dip chocolate ice cream cone. But after years of return trips to Disney World, with my wife's help, we have discovered alternative ways for a diabetic like me to fully enjoy Disney World with sweet and delectable treats and desserts!"

If an adult with diabetes feels that way, what about a child with juvenile diabetes or an expectant mother with gestational diabetes?

Disney World DOES offer sugar-free and no sugar added treats for those individuals (adults and children) who must restrict sugar intake. Low fat is easy to find everywhere, but here are some great places to go for awesome tasting sugar-free or no sugar added ice cream, mousse, cookies, brownies, cheesecake and even sugar-free candy.

Here are locations for sugar free choices ....

Disney
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The Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Located in the Magic Kingdom, the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor carries Edy's No Sugar-Added Butter Pecan and Sugar-Free/Fat-Free Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl (Soft serve).

As you enter the park, just take a leisurely stroll down Main Street. The last store on your right will be the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. There may be a line, but it is well worth the wait. Their ice cream is scrumptious; especially the No Sugar-Added Butter Pecan.

The ice cream is served in a cone, waffle bowl or dish. For those restricting their sugar intake, the dish is recommended. Cones and waffle bowls contain carbohydrates which turn into sugar. Now you can relax, be worry-free and enjoy a favorite treat. Don't miss out!

You can also find Edy's sugar-free strawberry fruit bars at almost all of the street vendors. You need to ask the vendor since often times the menus do not list this treat. I discovered this delectable treat in May 2010. It was a great find...and refreshing too!

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Fantasyland

The new and improved Fantasyland is filled with great finds. Be Our Guest Restaurant is definitely one of them. Their menu is excellent and for those who must limit or have no sugar desserts, I discovered the most delicious find. Lemon Raspberry Cream Puffs. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. A must try when at Walt Disney World.

Be Our Guest Restaurant - Dessert Menu

Maurice's Amazing Popping Machine

Fantasyland

If you are looking for a new and refreshing ice pop treat this is where you will find it. My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed it and even though I do not have to restrict my sugar intake, it was one of the tastiest ice pops I have ever had. I highly recommend it.

No Sugar Added Chunks Of Fruiti by Natural Food Corp.

During our time at Disney World we found that not only can you find this great cold treat at Maurice's Amazing Popping Machine but you can also find it throughout all of the parks. Try it, you'll love it!

Gaston's Tavern - The New Fantasyland

Disney Studios
Disney Studios

Disney Studios Treats

For a delicious Sugar-Free/Fat-Free Chocolate Vanilla Swirl just walk down Sunset Boulevard and before you reach Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Scoops is on your left hand side.

Another find for sugar-free ice cream is located at almost all of the ice cream vendors in the Park. There you can indulge in an Edy's no sugar added strawberry fruit bar. One important fact, the "menu" may not list the sugar-free treat so just ask.

The Writer's Stop located on the Streets of America not only sells delicious varieties of coffee but also carries sugar free cookies. It's a great place to stop, relax and enjoy a delectable treat.

Pixar Animation - Disney Studios & The Magic Kingdom

Steve Jobs

This text is unrelated to diabetes; it is in honor and recognition of Steve Jobs who passed away on October 5. 2011. If not for him, millions or even billions of people would never experience the Pixar characters he created and gave to the world.; not only through his creative technology but just walking around Disney World and being greeted by his creations. No one can deny that both children and adults enjoy Pixar films.They are truly for children of all ages. The world has lost another innovator and visionary (like Walt Disney), but Mr. Jobs leaves a legacy of providing entertainment, happiness and treasured memories for all. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs, and thank you for what you have given to the world.

Great Products From Amazon To Suit Everyone's Needs

Diabetic Wallet Insulin Cooler Travel Wallet - Single Pen Pouch - Black
Diabetic Wallet Insulin Cooler Travel Wallet - Single Pen Pouch - Black

Want to carry your insulin in a cool small place, this is perfect for you.

 
Inside the Land Pavilion
Inside the Land Pavilion

Epcot's Land Pavilion

Future World

The food court, Sunshine Seasons, in the Land Pavilion carries Edy's Sugar-Free Vanilla ice cream. You can have it in a cup to eliminate the carbohydrates in the cones, which turn into sugar. The taste is great so there is no missing out on a wonderful experience.

The food court in the Land Pavilion also carries sugar-free jello.

Just outside the Land Pavilion when you are walking in the direction of Journey Into the Imagination, there is a vendor who carries Edy's no sugar added strawberry fruit bars. Yummy! This trip (May 2011) I discovered that now most of the ice cream vendors carry the Edy's no sugar added strawberry fruit bar. Now that's catering to the guests.

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Epcot's Fountain View Cafe

Future World

Epcot's Fountain View Cafe serves Starbucks Coffees, Teas, Artisan Breakfasts and Disney Sweets. Unfortunately, when I was there in May it was not open and I do not know outside of coffees and teas if the breakfasts or sweets are sugar-free. I will have to update this paragraph in May 2014.

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Epcot's Mouse Gear

Future world

Located in Future World, all your shopping needs are met in Mouse Gear. While your spouse, children, parents or friends are shopping for souvenirs, venture over to the "sweets" area. There you will find sugar-free cookies AND sugar-free chocolate. If you are like my husband and me, the cookies and candy never seem to make it home. Some things just need to be enjoyed when bought. Try it, you'll like it!

Norway's Bakery
Norway's Bakery

Epcot's Norway Pavilion

World Showcase

This is the greatest find ever!!! The unbelievably delicious sugar-free chocolate mousse which can be found at the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe. As you enter Epcot and walk past Spaceship Earth, just keep going straight (of course avoid the dancing fountain). You will enter Epcot's World Showcase. In the center of the World Showcase is the Lagoon. Walk around the Lagoon to the left. When you see the Maelstrom Viking Attraction, you are there...at the Norway Pavilion. Enjoy and indulge! This is by far my husband's favorite sugar-free treat in all of Walt Disney World.

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Disney's Animal Kingdom

Many outdoor vendors carry Edy's no sugar added strawberry fruit bars.

In Dinoland, U.S.A., Dino Bite Snacks carries sugar-free/no-sugar added ice cream.

Restaurantosaurus carries no-sugar added brownies which are delicious.

There are also fresh fruits, such as berries, which are lower in sugar.

You Name the Park and You Can Find This - The Best No Sugar Added Strawberry Fruit Bar

I would be posting a photo of my husband eating one of numerous No Sugar Added Fruit Bar but unfortunately he rather I just post the vendor's menu. Let me tell you, they have Strawberry Fruit Bars and No Sugar Added Fruit Bars and I couldn't tell the difference. To sum it up in one word 'YUMMO."

A Wonderful New Find in the Parks

You Have to Taste it!

During our trip in May of 2011 we discovered that Walt Disney World is now carrying No Sugar Added Strawberry Parfaits. My husband and I both "inhaled" it. What a taste. You would never know that the parfait was No Sugar Added. You can find the parfait at Pizzafari and Dinobites in Animal Kingdom and Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in the Magic Kingdom (Tomorrowland). This is a must taste, diabetic or not!

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Boardwalk Resort

The Boardwalk Bakery offers a No-Sugar Added Cheesecake. The Boardwalk Bakery is a sweet stop located on the promenade at Disney's BoardWalk Resort.

Port Orleans Riverside

"I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing"

What a wonderful surprise to find that Boatwrights at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort is now serving a No Sugar Added Lemon Pound Cake with fresh berries. It might not sound "exciting," but to my husband and me the full lemon taste was terrific. We actually questioned the cast member who served us if it was in fact no sugar added.. The answer was yes. Another great find.

On July 11, 2014 I had the privilege to once again dine at Boatwrights. Lo and behold I discovered the most delicious dessert. Are you ready? No-Sugar Added Creme Brulee! Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. A must try whether you are diabetic or non-diabetic. I give it a thumbs up!!!

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

On July 12, 2014 I decided to take a bus over to The Art of Animation Resort. This was my first visit to this amazingly beautiful, imaginative and perfectly engineered resort where anyone would love to bring their children; or, the child in them. During my trip around the resort I decided to have some lunch. I couldn't believe what I found in their food court. Two more GREAT finds. No Sugar Added Panna Cotta and No Sugar Added Flourless Chocolate Cake. I guess you all realize what my lunch consisted of. To say both desserts were delicious is an understatement. If you are planning a vacation staying at The Art of Animation Resort try these desserts for yourself. Let me know if you agree...UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS.

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Downtown Disney Marketplace

Goofy's Candy Co.

Craving some delicious candy? Goofy's Candy Co. offers a selection of sugar-free chocolate and candies. Just ask a cast member to show you to the sugar-free section and enjoy the different varieties. If you are restricting your sugar intake, nothing can beat the taste of a really good piece of sugar-free chocolate. As for myself, I truly enjoy these delicious candies and do not need to restrict my sugar intake. Somethings are just too good to resist!

Downtown Disney Marketplace

The World of Disney

This store is truly amazing. It sells just about everything Disney...

Clothing

Cookware

Toys

Luggage

Hats

Jewelry

Paintings

Goodies,

etc.,

AND OF COURSE, SUGAR-FREE CANDY AND SUGAR-FREE COOKIES.

A true highlight of shopping at the Disney's Downtown Marketplace. Accessible by car, bus and boats from various hotels located along the Sassagoula River.

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Downtown Disney Market Place

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop now offers sugar-free (and fat-free) ice cream. This popular spot can get extremely busy, particularly in the evening so get there early! There is nothing that tastes more delicious than a Ghirardelli ice cream.

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Resort Dining

Sugar-Free/No Sugar Added

There is no place in world that wants to accommodate their guests as in Disney World. The chefs are happy to please those who have dietary restrictions, including sugar intake. When planning your vacation and dining reservations, just call ahead (1-407-WDW-DINE) to advise them of your dietary restrictions. When you arrive at the restaurant(s) of your choice, there will be specially prepared desserts and other items to meet your needs. The Disney Dining Plan is a plus when it comes to making plans to eat at your favorite restaurants.

This is one of the numerous reasons that Disney World is a number one vacation spot in the world. My hat goes off to the chefs (or should I say my "ears" go off to the chefs).

Disneyâs Beach Club Resort â Cape May Cafe
Disneyâs Beach Club Resort â Cape May Cafe

Staying at a Disney World Resort

Sweet Treats for Diabetics

If you are staying at a Disney World Resort, which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, you will always find sugar-free and no-sugar added treats as well as meals low in carbohydrates.

Whether you are staying at a Disney Deluxe Hotel:

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Beach Club

Disney's Boardwalk Inn

Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney's Polynesian Resort

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

A Disney Moderate Resort Hotel:

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter (My personal favorite moderate resort)

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

A Disney Value Resort Hotel:

Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

Disney's All-Star Music Resort

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort; they are there for you.

And, of course, there is also the Swan Hotel and Dolphin Hotel.

You can always find sugar-free and no-sugar added desserts...just ask.

Meals can be prepared to your liking.

Disney goes out of its way to offer special dietary needs. The following is a list of email addresses and contact numbers to assist you:

General Disney Special Diets Contact: SpecialDiets@DisneyWorld.com, or 407-824-5967

Magic Kingdom: WDWMKSpecialDiets@email.disney.com, or 407-824-5967

Epcot: WDWECSpecialDiets@email.disney.com, or 407-560-6395

Animal Kingdom: WDWAKSpecialDiets@email.disney.com, or 407-938-3288

Disney's Hollywood Studios: WDWSTSpecialDiets@email.disney.com, or 407-560-3551

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Thank You Disney World

On a personal note, my husband and I want to thank all the Cast Members and Chefs at Disney World for making our stay each and every year a memorable and "delectable" one. There is no reason why an individual who needs to watch their sugar intake cannot enjoy a wonderful meal, dessert and treat of any kind at Disney World whether in the Theme Parks or the Resorts.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Helpful Hints about Diabetes and Disney World
Helpful Hints about Diabetes and Disney World

Helpful Tips for Type 1 and Type 2 Dependent Diabetics

Here are some great tips to make it easier for you to enjoy each and every day at Disney World...

1. If staying at a resort hotel, the majority of the rooms are equipped with a refrigerator. However, there are no freezers. If you have blue ice to keep your insulin cold, every Bell Service Luggage area is equipped with a full size refrigerator with freezer. Access to the refrigerator is 24 hours a day. Just put your name on the blue ice and the cast members are more than willing to store it for you.

2. If you plan on dining at one of the parks more than once, a good suggestion is to bring an extra bottle (or more) of insulin and leave a bottle at the nurse's station (first aid station) in that park (together with your syringes). My husband and I always dine in Epcot's World Showcase a number of times during our stay. When we arrive at the park, we go directly to the nurse's station, leave our blue ice, carrying case (which we pick up at the end of that day) and leave the insulin in the refrigerator (and syringes). All that is needed is your name on the signup sheet and when you will be picking up the insulin to take home. You cannot believe what a convenience this is.

3. The food courts in the resorts will also store your blue ice; however, they are not open 24 hours a day.

4. Always remember to carry your blood sugar meter and extra strips. Meters are small and can be carried in your pocket, or in our case, my backpack. Checking your blood sugar level is essential for all diabetics.

5. Of course, always drink plenty of water/fluids in the Florida heat. Keep yourself hydrated at all times.

6. It is important to wear a medical i.d. bracelet for safety's sake.

Disney World Restroom
Disney World Restroom

Disney World Restrooms

Now who would think of writing about this subject?

One of the most helpful items to pick up in each theme park is their map. Not only will it show you were to find the attractions, restaurants, entertainment, nurse's station, guest services, pin-trading locations, etc., but also where the bathroom/restrooms are located. Between my husband's diabetes and the two of us drinking plenty of water walking around the theme park...the restroom locations are essential (even more so if you have children).

The restrooms are kept immaculate. Handwashing and flushing are automated so no need to touch anything. If you need to take your blood sugar reading, this is a perfect, inconspicuous location.

This may sound like a ridiculous subject, but not when you are in the theme park.

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Disney World Security Check

Security Will Check Your Insulin Case

As a security measure, It is always better to be safe than sorry. When you go through the securty checkpoint at any of the Disney World theme parks, you will have to open all bags/cases/backpacks/fanny packs, etc. that you carry. The security personnel are used to seeng insulin cases so this module is just to prepare you. Again I stress, leave your insulin at the Nurse's/First Aid Station in the theme parks. It will give you piece mind that you always know where your insulin is located; you will not worry about losing it and it will be kept at the correct temperature. The nurses are wonderful and very accommodating.

Diabetes Eat Healthy
Diabetes Eat Healthy

Very Important Facts About Diabetes

Blood Sugar Highs and Lows

The danger of rapidly fluctuating blood sugar, either up or down, is that blood sugar instability on a long term basis will eventually cause side effects that include potential heart problems, circulation problems, and often eyesight problems.

Low blood sugar means you need food and high blood sugar means you need insulin. If your blood sugar gets too low (for example below 35) it could lead to a diabetic coma. If your blood sugar gets too high (for example above 600) it could also lead to a diabetic coma.

The best thing to do is to monitor your blood sugar regularly, exercise regularly and watch your carboyhydrate intake.

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Just Ask

Guest Services and Cast Members

Disney World has the nicest and most informative people working for them. If you have a question on where to find a "treat" or a place to eat, just ask. Each theme park has a Guest Services Center. Or, you can just ask a Cast Member to steer you in the right direction. They are knowledgeable and will help you in any way they can. Looking for fruit (berries are low in sugar)? No-Sugar Added/Sugar-free ice cream? Sugar-free and No-Sugar Added candy? Diet drink, etc.? They will help you. Remember, as a diabetic or someone who must watch their sugar intake, there are always options on what to eat. DO REMEMBER, carbohydrates turn into sugar so be careful and monitor your blood sugar.

Enjoy your vacation. We always do.

Make Sure You Take Time to Sit Down and Take a Break - The perfect spot to relax

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Some of My Favorite Photos/Memories For Your Enjoyment-Even Better, Vacation at Disney World and Make Your Own "Sweet" Memories - Magic Kingdom

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Let the Memories Begin

Animal Kingdom

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Animal Kingdom

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Disney World, the New Fantasyland

Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Epcot - Future World

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Epcot - Future World

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Epcot - World Showcase

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Epcot - World Showcase

Hidden Mickeys - Could This Possibly Be a Hidden Mickey?

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I AM SO PROUD OF THIS PHOTO - This is My Cousin, Robert E. McCarthy, An Imagineer Who Will Live on Forever as an Animatronic as the Father in the "Two Brothers

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Other Resourceful Websites

I have contributed articles about my "sugar-free and no-sugar added" findings (as well as other non-related subjects) on the following website.

Medical I.D. Bracelets Are Important

Men's Stainless Steel Black Enamel Bracelet 8.5"
Men's Stainless Steel Black Enamel Bracelet 8.5"

Handsome medical alert bracelet for men. Made of stainless steel and will not tarnish.

 
Velcro Medical Alert ID Wristband with Inserts - Fits Child or Adult - Charcoal
Velcro Medical Alert ID Wristband with Inserts - Fits Child or Adult - Charcoal

Medical brace that standouts and is exceptionally comfortable for both children and adults. This bracelett is especially good for teenagers who are in that "embarrassed" stage of their lives because it "looks cool."

 
6054 - Rubber Bracelet Thin - Pink - 7 1/2 - Medical ID
6054 - Rubber Bracelet Thin - Pink - 7 1/2 - Medical ID

This is a child's bracelet. Every "Princess" would love to wear their pink medical alert bracelet. A must for any child suffering with juvenile diabetes or any other affliction.

 

Disney Lenox and Snow Globes - Great Special Occasion Presents

I have been collecting Disney Snow Globes and Disney Lenox for over 15 years. Some of my snow globes and Lenox are no longer available or you can buy them on Amazon or Ebay. I am now collecting the Jim Shoreline of Disney Figures. They are absolutely beautiful and made with such detail. A Disney Collectible for yourself, your child, grandchild or just someone special in your life is truly a wonderful keepsake. I know mine are, just ask my grandchildren (and my husband).

Lenox Disney Showcase My Heart is Yours
Lenox Disney Showcase My Heart is Yours

What is more beautiful than a Lenox Disney Princess, especially Belle, my favorite.

 
Lenox Disney's Showcase Minnie's Dream Wedding
Lenox Disney's Showcase Minnie's Dream Wedding

My husband and I were married in Disney World in 2006. Of all the wedding presents we received, this is my favorite.

 
Jim Shore for Enesco Disney Traditions Pooh and Tigger with Snowman Figurine, 6.75-Inch
Jim Shore for Enesco Disney Traditions Pooh and Tigger with Snowman Figurine, 6.75-Inch

A great Christmas present. I am personally going to order this one for my collection.

 
Disney Traditions by Jim Shore Belle Stone Resin Figurine
Disney Traditions by Jim Shore Belle Stone Resin Figurine

My husband bought me this Jim Shore Belle for our wedding anniversary. The details are absolutely beautiful. I cherish it.

 

Cookbooks, Travel Books and Behind the Scenes Books - Great Books to Own or Give as Gifts

Cooking With Mickey & the Chefs of Walt Disney World
Cooking With Mickey & the Chefs of Walt Disney World

I highly recommend purchasing this cookbook. The recipes are delicious. I have tried just about every recipe in the book. YUM!

 

Disney Jewelry - The Perfect Gift for a Disney Fan

No matter what the occasion, Disney jewelry will give you or that special someone a little Disney Magic of your own.

FYI

I am not a nurse, doctor or in the healthcare profession. The information contained in this lens is from my own research. In addition, this lens is not affiliated with, authorized or endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with, The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of their affiliates

All comments or questions are welcome.

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      Joanmarie1214 3 years ago

      @FlopFanatics: The focus is to help individuals who must restrict their sugar intake truly enjoy all the experiences of Disney World, which is such a magical place. Thanks for the comment!

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      Joanmarie1214 3 years ago

      @jennabee25: I am so happy that I can be of assistance to your grandmother. She will have a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind compliment.

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      Jenn Dixon 3 years ago from PA

      Nothing is more frustrating than going on vacation and worrying about whether you will find food for your dietary restrictions. This lens is GREAT! I will pass this on to my diabetic grandmother who is going to Disney in June.

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      FlopFanatics 3 years ago

      I am confused whether I took a tour of the flavors for diabetics or Disney World or Disney World for Diabetics. But must admit it has been a "TREAT". Thanks

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      FlopFanatics 3 years ago

      I am confused whether I took a tour of the flavors for diabetics or Disney World or Disney World for Diabetics. But must admit it has been a "TREAT". Thanks

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      Joanmarie1214 3 years ago

      @boneworld: You're very welcome. I am not a diabetic (my husband is) but I too suffer from migraines. I find the sugar free and no sugar added treats absolutely delicious. In addition, what a great place to spend a vacation. Have a wonderful time.

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      Joanmarie1214 3 years ago

      @TerriCarr: Disney is truly customer oriented in addition to being the most magical place to visit. They go out of their way to accommodate their guests. Love your lenses.

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      Joanmarie1214 3 years ago

      @flinnie lm: You're very welcome. I hope this makes your next trip to Disney World even more fun than before.

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      Joanmarie1214 3 years ago

      @smine27: Thank you for the compliment. This is truly a labor of love for me.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      What a helpful yet entertaining lens about one of my favorite places on earth.

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I am diabetics too, thanks so much for all the info on sugar free and low carbs treats at Disney World.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Very interesting, enjoyed your photos. Thanks for giving us who have never been to Disney World a look at what we are missing.

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      Considering how many people are diabetic or pre-diabetic, it makes good economic sense that Disney would accommodate this dietary restriction.

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      Jackson Thom 3 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      Wow, some great tips here. My family and I are going to Disney in the Fall, and we have a couple people who might find this interesting, including me. I don't have diabetes, but I have terrible migraines, and too much sugar is one of the triggers, so this is a great list of resources. Thanks!

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      Joanmarie1214 5 years ago

      @OrlandoTipster: Hi Orlando Tipster. I love your photo. I thought Don Knotts was the greatest. In answer to your question, what I did was make a text box entitled Other Resourceful Websites and posted them on my site. In your case, you could just make a text box and add Other Resourceful Squidoo Lenses and add either Disney World for Diabetics Joanmarie1214 or the actual link, https://hubpages.com/travel/disney-world-for-diabe so it can be copied and pasted. Thank you for wanting to post my lens. I appreciate it and I will keep checking your lens. Best wishes.

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      Joanmarie,

      I'm new to squidoo.

      How can I recommend your lens on mine?

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      Joanmarie1214 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Tony, the Edy's/Dreyer's no sugar added butter pecan ice cream is 15 carbs and 4.5 grams of fat for 1/2 cup. The sugar free fruit pops are zero carbs (and non-fat). When buying any item in a wrapper or box I always read the true carb count (which is the carbs minus the fiber listed). As you are well aware, your blood sugar raises after 4:00 p.m. so I would be careful on my choices. Unfortunately carbs due turn into sugar. My husband and I always ask questions and the Disney Cast Members who are always ready and will to provide you with all facts. We have been living a low-carb diet for over 14 years. If you are planning to go to Disney World, I wish you a good and healthy vacation. Stay well.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What missing here is a listing of ice creams/treats which are low-carb. Most sugar free ice creams are still LOADED with carbohydrates (at least too much for this Type II), especially if they are also low fat. So are there any low carb ice creams (preferably high in fat) at Disney. I'm looking for no more 5 net grams of carbs per scoop.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Joanmarie1214: Great article. I passed it on to a Disney fan who is a diabetic and goes often. I am sure he will find it helpful. Great job!

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      Joanmarie1214 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear mrsscott1018. It is my pleasure to be able to provide healthy alternatives for everyone. There is absolutely no reason anyone on a restricted diet cannot have a great time at Disney World. Thank you for your kind words.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I found this section on sugar free treats to be so informative! I am not diabetic but I had gastric bypass surgery two years ago and since then sugar is a major NO NO. (I get deathly ill). It's so great to know there are so many options.THANK YOU!

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      rejoicemusic 5 years ago

      VERY interesting and well done lens - great information and I love your pictures!

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      Joanmarie1214 5 years ago

      Thank you to the person who bought the Medport Diabetes Travel Organizer From GMS. It is an extremely useful item and a wonderful donation to the Juveniile Diabetes Research Foundation. Good health to you my friend.

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      Joanmarie1214 5 years ago

      @BuildABetterMouse: Actually, I did not know that. Thank you so very much for the information. It is truly appreciated!

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      Steve and Annette 5 years ago

      Maybe I overlooked this in your article but did you know that sugar free candy is available at City Hall (Magic Kingdom) during the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties?

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      Joanmarie1214 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Teresa. I agree with you that all you can find is unsweetened ice tea, diet coke and water; but what I do (as does my husband who is the diabetic) is put plenty of ice in a cup, add coffee (in my case decaf) and milk. We make our own iced coffee. Also, Minute Maid LIght Lemonade only contains 0mg of sugar. It is really refreshing and good. Hope this helps but I will check into it further for you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I was really disappointed by the lack of drinks for diabetics...only diet coke (yuck), water and unsweetened tea..when you can find it... I wanted an iced coffee or frappaccino so bad, but nothing offered unsweetened and no nutritional guides as to what was in the drinks that were available. With the amount of diabetics and all the money spent on the parks, would it kill them to have a little more to offer? Starbucks or a similar place that can custom make coffees to suit would have been awesome!

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      Barrie 6 years ago

      Excellent lens! And your photos are great too.

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      dreameater 6 years ago

      awesome lens!it's good for Disney to do so. Both my grandparents have diabetics.

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Great lens! It's a good thing Disney came up with the idea of putting up shops that cater people with diabetes. This has been really thought of.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great Lens! Nice Work!

      Check out http://www.squidoo.com/FineDetailsDisneyworld.

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD, great lens, very helpful and teaches we can remain within our limits and still have great fun!

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      What a great job you've done compiling this sugar-free tour guide for Disney World. A well-earned LOTD - congrats!

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      ssuthep 6 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD. This is a really informative, helpful and well laid out lens. Great job.

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      lwcredneck lm 6 years ago

      Great lens Joanmarie,

      My wife is a border line diabetic and needs to watch the sugar intake as well. It would seem like a good idea for even the kids without diabetes to go easy on the sugar, especially if they are like mine. He is a little high strung to say the least.

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      Deeishere 6 years ago

      I think this is a great ideal that Disney has done in the acknowledge of people with diabetes. My mom had diabetes. Thanks for this wonderful lens.

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      Cath1125 6 years ago

      Wow this is a great lense. I am off to Disney for Christmas. None of my family are diabetic, but reading your lense, just goes to show what we take for granted. Thank You for sharing this information

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a service this lens is to others. Great job!

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      Cobblefist 6 years ago

      As a diabetic myself, and someone who is planning a visit to Disney within a few months this lens will really help me get around the park without those nasty sugar highs. Thanks so much and keep up the great work.

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      davidcompass 6 years ago

      Wow!This is .fun to read yet very informative.It made me appreciate what diabetics go through while providing me with a great resource I can happily refer others to.

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      HealthNutNora 6 years ago

      I need to watch my sugar intake and found this a really helpful and comprehensive page, thanks for putting it together.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      This is such a helpful page for diabetics planning on visiting Disney World. Thanks for sharing all your personal recommendations (even the bathroom note :) and congrats on this well deserved LOTD!

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      Joanmarie1214 6 years ago

      I am just overwhelmed by the compliments and comments from all of you. I will take the time to thank each and every one of you by a personal response. Until then, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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      Joanmarie1214 6 years ago

      @DebMartin: Dear Deb, I just finsihed reading your Jersey Girl lens. I am such a dog lover and it touched me so very deeply. Thank you for sharing Jersey Girl with us.

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      Joanmarie1214 6 years ago

      @norma-holt: Thank you for featuring me on your lens, which I just read. Keep up the great work on bringing health information to the public. GOOD JOB!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Congrats on the award and a fabulous lens. It is now featured on Squidoo LOTD Lenses and also on The Hideous Side of Diabetes

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Congratulations for your LOTD for Disney World for Diabetics!

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      Jerry_David 6 years ago

      great lens, I love reading it.

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      george185 lm 6 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day!

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Such a great lens! Congrats on a LOTD well deserved.

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      Congrats on LOTD, well deserved!

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      DebMartin 6 years ago

      What an informative lens. And very well done. Thanks!

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      BarbaraCasey 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD. A well-researched topic... very useful info.

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      Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

      Congrats on lens of the day! Great pictures.

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing all this info. Nice lens. Congratulations.

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      southcarolinaweb 6 years ago

      Great resource!

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      CR2000 6 years ago

      Nice lens:)

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      Malamo 6 years ago

      Great! :)

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      gia combs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana

      Great resource lens and great idea!...I am lensrolling it my Lowering Blood Sugar lens. Blessed by an angel...

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      mich1908 6 years ago

      Great and informative lense. Sure wish I can visit Disney World some day.

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      oldiesmusicnut 6 years ago

      Nice lens, and very appreciated! I'm a mild Type 2 diabetic, so I'm always looking for ways to "be careful" while enjoying myself. Your info is very complete. I definitely "liked" this one! Thanks :-)

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      kramer85 6 years ago

      Congratulations

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      MervynGoh 6 years ago

      i have went to Japan Disney Land last year and find it very nice, will be planning to go back to the Disney Sea to explore

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Excellent lens! I enjoyed it!

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      Best PriceGuru 6 years ago

      Best Lens!

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day!

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      rayban malaysia 6 years ago

      good topic, diabetic is a very scary thing to get. its good to get this awareness around

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      BluebellCanyon 6 years ago

      Great lens and congrats on Lens of the Day!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your LOTD!

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      maraju lm 6 years ago

      Just returned from Disney world and was really impressed how great a holiday destination it is for families. Friends I have suggested they go will find this information handy. Thanks

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      soaringsis 6 years ago

      Wonderful Lens. We should let everyone know what our special needs are,so everyone can enjoy all that the world has to offer, with no limitations. Well deserved LotD.

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      jbarnhart41 6 years ago

      We are planning a trip to DIsney next summer and we are taking my youngest brother (a diabetic). Really appreciate the tips!

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      SheilaVine LM 6 years ago

      great lens idea

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      AmateurAtHTML 6 years ago

      Good lens. Great information. And Congratulatons on Lens of the Day!

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      Excellent lens, there are diabetics in my family which gives me a shiver as I am genetically inclined. This lens should provide helpful information for those that need it, see you around the galaxy...

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      imaginemdd lm 6 years ago

      Great idea, very helpful, healthy. Vacationing with diabetes, food allergies or any dietary restrictions can be difficult.

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      needatitleokc 6 years ago

      I have never been to Disney world great lens and interesting pictures. Makes me want to go there myself thanks for all the pictures

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      ThruMyEyes LM 6 years ago

      Absolutely awesome lens, and congrats on lens of the day!!

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      onlinebusiness11 6 years ago

      What an important lens and information! Thanks and congrats!

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      spunkyduckling 6 years ago

      Interesting read. Congrats on lens of the day.

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      Joanmarie1214 6 years ago

      I'm at a loss of words for these wonderful comments. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day -- and a super useful one, too!

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      Carmel Aaron 6 years ago

      Thank you for a little Disney Magic along with great information for diabetics when visiting Disney World. It brought back fond memories, and the information is good for diabetics as well as those wanting to keep their sugar intake down.

      Thumbs up

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Congrats on Lotd! Great resource for diabetics!

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      A very clever approach to a sugar-free Disneyland experience. Great LOTD

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      asiliveandbreathe 6 years ago

      Well researched. This information will help lots of families enjoy their Disney holiday even more!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You've got served. Great lense .. Congratulations :)

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      This is wonderful information for diabetics and just another reminder of how Disney strives to make their visitors as comfortable and happy as possible. Great lens!

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      Joanmarie1214 6 years ago

      @AlisonMeacham: This compliment means a great deal to me. I have followed "EverythingMouse" for quite some time (for my own use) and it is such a great resource for ANYONE and EVERYONE planning a vacation at Disney World. Keep up the great work!

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      Katherine Tyrrell 6 years ago from London

      What a great idea for a lens! Well done on LOTD.

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      Big1011Guy 6 years ago

      Interesting and Informative Lens.

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      AlisonMeacham 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. You have provided an excellent resource for Disney World guests. Thank you too for including my EverythingMouse site as a link!

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      KeagansKorner 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! Very useful information....

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      ItsAngel LM 6 years ago

      wonderful ens. I am a diabetic and will be taking my granddaughter to Disney, this helps a a lot.

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      thepartyanimal2 6 years ago

      I just came back from Disney and I can see how frustrating this could be for a diabetic. This is a great resource that will help many with there vacation. Great Job and well deserved LOTD.

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      TommyTex 6 years ago

      @delia-delia: I fully agree. It would be nice if he major fast food chains would catch up to places like Disney World and other Disney parks by offering more healthy low fat and low carb choices in their restaurants.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Lovely lens, and good to know about the sweets...

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      Congrats on LOTD; great lens and information.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great jobon the lens, keep up the good work.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I too have diabetes, and I thank you for sharing this article.