As any d-mama knows, Halloween can be the best and worst day of the year for a child with type 1 diabetes.
The class party adrenaline and extra treats throughout the day make it near impossible to maintain target blood sugars. Then, in the evening, as our children rampage the neighbourhoods, they need prevention agains low blood sugar and get to snack on their bag the whole night.
For parents, the true “witching hours” are all through the night as we try to regain balance and sanity within the world of blood sugar. Then, we navigate random treats, with no nutritional information, all through the coming weeks.
So. Much. Fun.
But, because our family LOVES Halloween, I REFUSE to let it best us and thus, I’ve put together this quick cheat-sheet for Halloween Treat Carb Counting and I want to share it with YOU!
Some things of note, for our American friends:
1. Our Rockets = Your Smarties
2. Our Smarties = delicious tiny discs of chocolatey goodness, that you don’t get to experience
3. Yes, our kids get Kinder Eggs. Maybe because we know not to give them to children under 3? I don’t know.