Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Tricks and Treats for Diabetics

It's mid-October, and the only thing scarier than Halloween are the sugar levels of all that candy!

Here are some simple tricks-and-treats to keep help manage your diabetes, while still staying in the spirit of the sweet-filled holiday.

1. Remember, one piece of candy will not kill you. However, opt for sugar-free options if you feel the need to splurge.
2. If you have been suppressing your sweet tooth, Halloween is not an excuse for a candy buffet.
3. Just because you are diabetic doesn't mean you can't pass out candy to trick-or-treaters or take your own children out. Plus, there are always candy alternatives such as popcorn balls or coupons.
4. This is the perfect time to educate the neighborhood kids about sugar moderation and diabetes.