- Halloween is often associated with loads of sugary treats which can be a challenge for people living with diabetes.
- Luckily, there are simple things you can do to still enjoy the holiday while managing your blood sugar.
- Plus, candy doesn’t have to be the center focus of the holiday, there are other ways to celebrate too!
Many people associate Halloween with loads of candies and chocolates which can be a serious nightmare for someone living with diabetes. Not to mention, it can make navigating the holiday stressful. Luckily there’s more to Halloween than just sugary treats and there are simple ways for someone living with diabetes to navigate it.
While sugary candies are certainly a part of Halloween, it doesn’t mean you or your child have to forgo celebrating the holiday altogether. Here are 12 tips to celebrate Halloween safely if you have diabetes.
Can Children With Diabetes Go Trick-Or-Treating?
While trick-or-treating is mostly about collecting loads of candy, there is more to it. For starters, it’s a chance for your child to dress up and spend time and have fun with their friends or family. Not to mention, going door to door can be great exercise. So, the American Diabetes Association says trick-or-treating doesn’t have to be off-limits for children with diabetes.
The source also says diabetes “shouldn’t affect your children from having regular childhood experiences.” It’s all about how you prepare ahead of the event and the expectations and boundaries you set together.