Halloween and Diabetes

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 giveĀ  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!

Sincerely,

Claire Montgomery

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