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Halloween and Diabetes

If you or your child is diabetic here are five trick or treat tips that you need to follow to ensure that Halloween does not turn into a nightmare.

1. Compensate for the Treats You or Your Child Consumes

Halloween-style goodies generally contain between 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrates. Ideally, type 2 diabetics aim to consume no more than 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates per meal. So lighten up on the carbs your trick or treater consumes at dinner to offset for the few Halloween snacks they may eat after dinner.

2. Healthy Options

Treats that are diabetes-friendly include sugar-free candy, dark, bitter chocolate, popcorn and peanuts.

3. Out of Sight Out of Mind

If you or your child are inclined to binging, keeping the Halloween bounty in the house may not be the most prudent of decisions.

4. Don’t Allow the Festivities to Get Out of Hand

Halloween parties can bring out our indulgent sides… adults included. Costume parties combined with alcohol consumption can trend towards excess. So remain prudent, consciously avoiding excess drinking, while simultaneously remaining hydrated by consuming plenty of water.

5. Bonus tip

An amazing lab mistake surprised researchers when scientists discovered that their error could effectively lower blood sugar levels.

Watch this video to learn about this amazing lab mistake and how it can help you better manage your blood sugar.

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