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CindysMom
09-01-2012, 05:39 AM
Hi,

I'm hypoglycemic (same diet restrictions as a diabetic). We'll be staying at the BC not on the dining plan. We've never stayed in this area before. The food courts at PORS and Pop had good options for breakfast. Any suggestions for where to look for low sugar/low carb options at the Epcot resorts?

NicoleLarson
09-01-2012, 08:56 AM
Your breakfast options are limited in that area. There are no food courts and the quick services restaurants have limited selections. However, when i read your question i see you have been misinformed about your disease. Hypoglycemics do not have the same dietary restrictions as a diabetic. I know this because i am a registered dietitian and have counseled numerous pts over the years. You basically just want to not go more than 3-4 hrs without eating. Also when u eat u dont really want to eat a lot at one time. 6 small meals (half sandwich, apple: for ex) would be better for u. Hope that helps.

GenevieveRaqs
09-01-2012, 05:59 PM
Actually, the OP is absolutely correct. Eating low carb can stabilize blood sugar levels...if you cut out excess carbs, you don't have blood sugar spikes that turn into blood sugar crashes. Now that we have that out of the way...

I'm diabetic and stick to a very low-carb lifestyle. I find it is easiest to bring my own breakfast items when traveling--I don't like eggs, so my breakfast options at standard restaurants are very, very slim. I like to make up things like almond flour biscuits or muffins made with coconut flour and just have them in the room. That would be my first suggestion, but I'm not a big breakfast eater in general.

Looking around at menus on allears.net, it seems that the Captain's Grille at YC has a number of low-carb options for breakfast, including several egg/omelette options. Cape May Cafe is a buffet breakfast (with characters), so you could probably find a number of options there as well.

Sadie22
09-01-2012, 08:13 PM
Your breakfast options are limited in that area. There are no food courts and the quick services restaurants have limited selections. However, when i read your question i see you have been misinformed about your disease. Hypoglycemics do not have the same dietary restrictions as a diabetic. I know this because i am a registered dietitian and have counseled numerous pts over the years. You basically just want to not go more than 3-4 hrs without eating. Also when u eat u dont really want to eat a lot at one time. 6 small meals (half sandwich, apple: for ex) would be better for u. Hope that helps.

I have Type 2. I eat every 3-4 hours, six small meals consisting of measured amount of carbs, protein, fat.

ttintagel
09-01-2012, 08:46 PM
I've had Type 1 since I was a kid, and I don't have "restrictions" at all. I just have to take enough insulin for the amount of carbohydrate I eat. I'm not sure what you're talking about.

GenevieveRaqs
09-01-2012, 09:50 PM
I've had Type 1 since I was a kid, and I don't have "restrictions" at all. I just have to take enough insulin for the amount of carbohydrate I eat. I'm not sure what you're talking about.

Insulin dependent diabetics have two options: eat whatever they want and take a bunch of insulin to cover the carbs they eat, or reduce their carbs and take little to no insulin. I, personally, have chosen the latter and feel much better since I have made that decision.

Non-insulin dependent/type 2/diet-controlled diabetics generally have only one option: reduce carb intake (this may or may not be coupled with a non-insulin medication).

So, yes, for various reasons some diabetics do, in fact, have "restrictions."

SupernaturalMommy
09-02-2012, 09:47 AM
My husband has type 1 and a pump. With ask the walking we do at Disney he always has to reduce his insulin intake by at least 30% and he eats extra carbs. It is one time he really gets to indulge without having to take extra insulin. It is different for everybody. However pre pump he had to watch his barb intake and adjust his shots accordingly. But he still had no problems finding any meal anywhere that didn't have something that would for into his diet. You shouldn't have any difficulty. My dad had hypoglycemia and he had to reduce refined sugars switch to whole grains etc. there are lots of options poker that as well. We have breakfast booked at the wave and they have a breakfast menu that would work for diabetics our people with hypoglycemia.

ahutton
09-02-2012, 11:33 AM
If you want sit down breakfasts, each place will have options and can accommodate lower carb eating easily. For quick breakfasts, most counter service (Boardwalk Bakery, Beach Club Marketplace) will have sandwiches with eggs, ham and cheese that you can order without the bread, or if premade you can remove the bread yourself. Picabu at the Dolphin is cafeteria style and is a good happy medium - you can order what you want but it is not table service. We often take zone bars or other protein bars in the room for those days we don't want to venture out for breakfast.

CindysMom
09-02-2012, 06:32 PM
If should have been more clear. I do need to limit refined sugars and carbs. We like to get to the parks early. The food courts usually had good options for me, but we don't want to do sit down breakfasts. Are there frigs in the BC rooms? If so, I can bring food.

campbell95
09-02-2012, 06:53 PM
Yes, there are fridges in the BC rooms. I am not diabetic or hypoglycemic, but I do follow a low carb plan for other health reasons. There are few breakfast options in the area, so we brought some and also had some groceries delivered. We do rope drop most mornings, so eating in the room gets us out faster with small kids.

rpk1951
09-02-2012, 07:49 PM
In a studio they are mini fridges, not full size.

pumba
09-02-2012, 08:17 PM
remember that all that walking lowers your BSugars and I can drop fast if I dont keep my food intake to more protein ...I like the eggs and sausages ..and try to keep one carb unit for that meal....but then by the time we get to the parks I need another dose of food..

Plenty of liquids too...