Halloween

 

Halloween Resources

Halloween brings out the colorful costumes, grinning jack o' lanterns, and piles of candy. Living with diabetes requires a little extra planning for the pumpkin carving and doorbell ringing. Check out these tips for having a fun Halloween without being haunted by your diabetes.
 

Halloween

 

PumpkinsTrick or Treat!
Here are some grown-up ways to indulge without bulge (or crazy blood glucose spikes).

PumpkinsHalloween Safety Tips
With a little preparation, you and your children can have a safe and happy Halloween.

 
PumpkinsPut the "Treat" Back in Halloween
Children with diabetes can enjoy the Halloween festivities and scare up some fun by planning ahead.


PumpkinsDon't Be Haunted By Your Halloween
The shock from stepping on the scale after pillaging through the candy could turn your waistline into a real nightmare. Kara Smith offers tips to help make Halloween a not-so-weighty fright night.


PumpkinsMore Than Candy and Costumes
dLife columnist Kerri Morrone writes about a Halloween moment from her childhood with type 1 diabetes.


PumpkinsCount Those Carbs!
Download this handy chart for a quick count of the carbohydrate content in some of your favorite Halloween treats.


PumpkinsTalk About Your Tricks and Treats!
Visit the dLife forum to trade tips on how to handle the Halloween holiday.


PumpkinsBe Ready For Witch's Brew
Get the facts on diabetes and alcohol and prepare yourself for those grown-up Halloween parties.



Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

Last Modified Date: June 11, 2013

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