Halloween is an exciting time of the year for children. Costumes, candy, and cooler weather all come together to create a happy environment. However, Halloween is a difficult holiday to navigate for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. As a parent of a type 1 diabetic child I don’t restrict my child from candy, …
Diabetes feels like a fairly common condition in our population, due to a number of factors. Diabetes in children however, seems less discussed and less understood. While less than 1% of the population in the United States has diabetes, the number of youths with this condition is growing at a drastic rate, making it something that needs to be part of the conversation in families, medical offices, and educational settings.
Halloween marks the beginning of a challenging time for all of us to eat well and make healthy food choices. With extra treats, gatherings, and favorite candies up for grabs, it can be even more difficult for those with diabetes to manage their health. With a few tips and tricks, Halloween can be fun to celebrate for everyone.