Halloween 2021 is almost here! While costumes may go in and out of fashion, one thing remains the same: candy is king!
So many kids and adults look forward to this one evening of dressing up and eating as much candy as they want. But the fear factor of hard-to-manage blood glucose levels can be all too realistic for families of those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Children and adults alike who live with T1D should make sure they are enjoying candy, goodies and treats sensibly, and being mindful of the alcoholic drinks they consume as a part of the revelry.
Don’t be scared–be prepared! JDRF has you covered with our easy-to-use Halloween Guide that outlines tips and suggestions to help you prepare for a fun and safe holiday. Also check out our expanded list of carbohydrate counts for popular Halloween candies.
We know what you’re thinking: Halloween is not just for kids, so if you’re going to be enjoying adult beverages, be sure to check out our guide to drinking safely with T1D.
Remember to follow all local and federal guidelines when it comes to safely celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you stay healthy, have fun, and enjoy spooky season!