HaLLoWeen Candy Drama LoL

By SiLvErStArS Latest Reply 2014-10-30 10:06:30 -0500
Started 2014-10-25 11:28:24 -0500

I'm Bumed OuT! It'smy 1st year havin type 2. And My Favorite time of the year 'HaLLoween'. Missing All The TreaTs/Candy!!! I'LL Be honest I miss all them goodies lol. And for me most Suger Free candy I buy at the store, really isn't that great. Is anyone on the same boat as me lol. Would anybody have any advice/tips you could share. That would be a great help. Thank You & Take Care!!!!!!

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Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2014-10-28 21:51:20 -0500 Report

Halloween is a super stressful time if you have diabetes. Here is an article with some tips to help keep you mind off of the candy.


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-30 09:47:39 -0500 Report

Halloween is only stressful if you choose to make it stressful. Just because you want to give out treats to the kids, doesn't mean you have to indulge in those treats.

rolly123 2014-10-27 00:26:59 -0500 Report

I can understand u completly dont do hawoleen but love sale after half off i usely buy alot alot and eat take extra insulin but now is first year not going do it! I love my sugar in range msry helps me stay in check and this site helps alot! The idea of sugR free pepermint is great mints in the freezer it melts slowly in mouth takes longer to disolve hope everyone does great hope this

Glucerna 2014-10-27 17:35:04 -0500 Report

You have an excellent plan to not buy the sale Halloween candy so that you keep your blood sugar where you want it. Good for you! ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-10-26 02:45:26 -0500 Report

We have given up Halloween too, but for more than the candy reasons. Kids were always stealing our stuff, so we just stopped. I found I used the holidays as an excuse to have candy on hand. And while some can control themselves, I cannot. So the best way for me to not end up with "ghoulish highs" is to just leave the candy in the stores.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-25 19:12:12 -0500 Report

I am too the point I can eat real candy. For Halloween, I buy candy I don't like for the kids. Any candy I have left over, I give to the kids on my block and they love having the treats 2 days in a row.

I buy sugar free peppermint patties which are pretty good. I buy regular size Milky Ways to take with me when I am out and can't get to food for the winter months and carry real hard candy in the summer months.

I also buy the snack size bars or Hershey Kisses and keep them in the freezer during the summer. If I want a regular size bar during the day, I check my blood sugar. A regular size Milky Way is 21 grams sugar. I will eat it and walk around the block a few times. I do not eat candy on a regular basis. It is great for lows since I can't have juice and don't want to waste an entire soda for a few sips.

SiLvErStArS 2014-10-28 11:24:45 -0500 Report

Hey Just Joyce, I hear yea, And good idea only buy the candy u dont like to eat lol. Also its great to Treat your self every once in a while :)

Type1Lou 2014-10-25 17:58:02 -0500 Report

Your palate does get re-educated over time. But, I still LOVE chocolate. To satisfy my chocolate craving, I'll eat one square of good quality dark chocolate (Lindt or Ghiradelli) and top it with with a spoonful of all-natural peanut butter…yummmmmmm! It's only 7 grams of carb and I think it's far better than any Reese's PB cup!

H8havingDiabetes 2014-10-25 17:24:37 -0500 Report

On the ADA site they have a list of the candy you will see on Halloween and the carb counts. If you can control your urge to eat everything at once, some of the candy isn't too high in carbs.

Glucerna 2014-10-25 17:09:07 -0500 Report

I wonder if you can enjoy the non-food parts of Halloween, such as dressing up and decorating your yard? Perhaps give the trick-or-treaters a non-food treat like a temporary tattoo? There's a good article on Halloween for people with diabetes here: http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2010/oct/enjo... ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-25 19:07:04 -0500 Report

Why not buy candy you don't like to give to the kids. Personally I don't want the kids around here to crucify me because they did not get candy. Any left over candy I give to the kids the next day and they think they have Halloween for two days.

$o$weet 2014-10-25 13:38:07 -0500 Report

Been a t1 for 10+ years. Used to miss it like crazy ! But after going this long without, eating very sugary candy and drinks is gross! When I have a low and have nothing good around and have to drink regular pop it's like syrup and chocolate bars..barf. Ice cream though…that'll never be bad and I still miss that. Hang tough