A Spooky Halloween Roundup

Over the years, we’ve gathered some really neat Halloween articles from our awesome guest bloggers. This Halloween, we want to share a roundup of these great posts with you from tips for managing diabetes with all the trick-or-treat candy, to a Halloween diagnosis story, to Medtronic’s pumpkin carving festivities. What are your favorite Halloween blogs? Share them with us in the comments below!

Your Halloween May Vary2 Pumpkins

Meri Schuhmacher has a secret her children may not even know – Halloween isn’t her favorite holiday, the pinnacle being three of her four boys have type 1 diabetes. This D-mom shares various tips and insight into how she manages her boy’s diabetes during Halloween, such as using skittles rather than glucose tabs to treat a low, and exchanging the pieces of candy for gift cards. As a D-parent, instead of worrying about Halloween and all of its logistics, sit down with your children and establish some ground rules. How do you help manage your children’s diabetes during Halloween?

One Spooky Diagnosis Story
Kelly K Halloween

On Halloween, third grader Kelly Kunik anticipated dressing up, trick-or-treating, and eating candy with her friends. Instead, she was learning about insulin and what a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes would mean for the future of her childhood. Kelly shares her Halloween diagnosis story with us. Be sure to wish her a Happy Diaversary!

Pumpkin Carving Medtronic StyleMedtronic Pumpkin Carving

Every holiday has its traditions. Here at Medtronic Diabetes, we wanted to partake in one of Halloween’s most common traditions – pumpkin carving… Medtronic style! In the spirit of learning something new every day, did you know in some countries it was a tradition to carve a turnip for Halloween? Not until immigrants to the Americas found the pumpkin to be larger, softer and easier to carve did the pumpkin become a symbol of Halloween in the mid-to-late 19th century. (Good thing – yummy roasted pumpkin seeds are half the fun and less than 4 carbs per ounce!)

Have a fun Halloween tradition of your own? Or a diabetes twist on one of the classics? Share with us in the comments!

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