If there was ever a month for sugar to shine, this, my friends, is it! October brings pumpkin everything, cinnamon-sweet baked goods, and, of course, Halloween candy — all the delicious Halloween candy.
With the scariest day of the year just around the corner, I’m here to tell you: Don’t hold back. Don’t be ashamed. Steal the candy from the kids and enjoy it!
At Transcend, we’re all about living life to the fullest because, in moderation, you can!
Here are 4 ways to savor the flavor and make sure your blood sugars survive Halloween night:
Have a Plan
Think about how many pieces of candy you want to eat on Halloween night. Remember: most are bite-sized. If you really want to get specific, you can download Beyond Type 1’s handy candy carb chart.
Bring Enough Insulin
If you take insulin, make sure you bring enough with you so you can eat candy on the fly. Why wait to get home when you can enjoy it at a party or while trick-or-treating with the kids?
Why drink your calories and carbs when water will keep you hydrated? And, let’s be honest, drinking water will leave room for more treats. You’re here for the candy and nothing else.
Lower your Expectations
Be willing to lower your blood sugar expectations a bit on Halloween night. After all, guessing exactly how much candy will affect your sugar is hard to do. Take it easy on yourself and enjoy.
At the end of the evening, when all that’s left is a sea of empty candy wrappers, savor the moment and know that you did your best. We’re human, and we deserve to splurge on Halloween, too.
Enjoy, my friends!
Ethan, Founder + T1D