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This was our first Halloween since "the diagnosis."
All the chocolates, licorice, and teeth-pulling treats are magnified during this time of year.
So how should we handle it?
I spoke with a young lady yesterday who has been diabetic since she was five-years old. She shared with me that when she was a kid, there was no trick-or-treating for her, and if she did, the candy had to be given sparingly. She took note that her friends didn't have to live like that - watching how much candy they ate and taking shots - so, why did she?
It must feel like some sort of punishment to a little kid, being left out of holiday festivities. Think of all the food-centered holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Fourth-of-July, Labor Day, Easter, and the dentist dreaded Halloween.
It's definitely calorie-free to dress up in costumes, and certainly healthy to walk around the neighborhood on a brisk evening collecting goodies. It's the eating of the hard-earned treats that becomes, well, tricky.