Diabetic Trick-or-Treaters

By: Rachel Calderon
By: Rachel Calderon

Costumes and candy are on the minds of all trick-or-treaters but for some, Halloween is not the easiest holiday. Some diabetic children say it's not easy to watch other kids eat all the candy they want.

Pediatricians recommend parents to shift the focus to other Halloween activities like apple-bobbing and hayrides, but it's also important to make them feel like everyone else.

"As parents allow some flexibility with sweets at this time of the year. Allow your diabetic child to take in some sweets but also monitor their blood sugar and push liquids so they don't have problems later," Dr. Colleen Vallad-Hix, Pediatrician.

For more suggestions log on to www.childrenwithdiabetes.com


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