Tricks or Treats—Tips for Surviving Halloween

Written by Nikki Kean

It seems every year, the run-up to Halloween gets earlier and earlier. Like any major holiday, the push of merchandise and candy is constant. For a child with diabetes, this can be an unwanted temptation and reminder that they can’t eat unlimited amounts of sweets.

But Halloween does not have to be all gloom and doom for the child with diabetes. With a little extra planning, parents and caregivers can make the spooky holiday a fun-filled event—without the sugar hangover.

Here are some tips from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):

For more information on counting the candy carbs, visit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.