Story by: Whitney A. Cessna on October 25, 2019
For many kids, Halloween is a big sugar rush. But for children with diabetes, the holiday can be very challenging for the entire family. Fortunately, kids with diabetes still can enjoy the holiday. It just requires a different approach. Parents should plan ahead to work candy into their child’s diabetes meal plan or ensure they get enough insulin to cover the carbohydrates in the candy.
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At the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute, we offer families the following tips on how to enjoy Halloween:
Whitney A. Cessna, M.S., RDN, LDN, is a registered dietitian and nutritionist with the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute.