One of the biggest misconceptions about diabetes is that diabetics can’t eat sugar. Which, quite plainly, is wrong. Diabetics can eat sugar, and really, as much of it as they want, as long as you manage your insulin and blood sugars.
So basically, it’s okay to go Trick-o-Treat. And it’s okay to eat candy. I have had diabetes for going on six years now, and every year I’ve gone Trick-o-Treating. All you have to do is to think about diabetes and give yourself insulin for everything that you eat. I might even go as far to say that you should bolus or take an injection fifteen minutes ahead of time, but really, eat the candy. You wont die.
If you’re still skeptical, then sell your candy to your parents. Quite a few of my friends have gotten rich over that prospect. You can also save your candy for low blood sugars.
Bottom line: It’s okay to eat candy, as long as you manage your diabetes along with it. Eating candy wont make you a “bad diabetic”. But above all, have fun!
Thanksgiving and Diabetes
I’ve said before that I really like it when people email me. This email is a little different because it comes from someone who isn’t a diabetic. But personally, it makes the email so much cooler. It’s actually nice to have people trying to learn about diabetes, instead on just assuming something and then taking their assumptions as gospel. Props to Sophie!
I was just reading your blog and think it’s so cool that you are sharing with others what it is like to have diabetes. I love how you write from such an honest, relatable point of view.
I don’t have diabetes, and I can’t completely sympathize, but I realize the hardship of it, and how other people are so uneducated about the topic.
It’s really amazing how honest your point of view, and I think your stories and advice will help hundreds of thousands of kids. You are an inspiration to not only people with diabetes, but also people without diabetes. Your blog has opened my eyes to diabetes and all the experiences that come along with it…
You are an inspiration! Hope to talk to you soon.
Sophie, you are awesome, and thanks for emailing me!
Fan Mail: Leiren
Fan Mail: Aimee
Have I mentioned that I LOVE fan mail? You guys are probably thinking by now that it’s only been about a hundred times. Well a couple of weeks ago another person emailed me, and I thought that I would share.
Hi Claire! I’m Sam and I have been a type 1 diabetic for 2 years now. I’m 16 years old and a junior in high school. I absolutely love your blog!! You are amazing and I can relate to pretty much everything that you post. You are so inspiring! I have a blog through blogspot. It’s called Just Your Average Teenage Type 1 Diabetic. I was just wondering if you would consider checking it out and letting me know what you think and possibly give me some advice to what people like/dislike on here. Thanks so much!!
the link to it is http://averageteenagetype1diabetic.blogspot.com/
So what did I do? Naturally I checked out her blog. Which is pretty cool. And I thought that since the diabetic community has been so helpful with giving me support by reading my blog, we could repay Samantha the favor by checking out her blog.
Type 1 Diabetic, Blog Supporter, Awesome
Fan Mail: Leiren
Fan Mail: Aimee