It’s that time of year again.  That’s right, Halloween!!  Although it is an exciting time, it can also be dangerous for those suffering from Diabetes. Following these tips may help to avoid too many sweets during the Trick or Treat season.

  • Plan Ahead  Make sure to have alternative treats on hand.  A lot of name brand sweets manufacturers also provide sugar-free options of their more popular goodies.

  • Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project The Teal Pumpkin Project by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters.  Participation can be shown by displaying a teal pumpkin, handing out non-food treats, and providing Halloween crafts. These are also great options for diabetics who choose not to have candy around during this high sugar holiday.

  • Donate Extra Candy Select a favorite children’s charity or church Trunk or Treat to donate everything except specific favorites.  Contain chosen treats and only partake when blood glucose levels aren’t high.  Remember, out of sight, out of mind!

By participating in any these options, celebrating this spooky holiday will not send your glucose levels soaring.

By: Abbey Rosier

Title Credit: Sarah Gibson