Halloween is Upon Us

Once again Halloween is just around the corner, and all those delicious candy treats will be knocking on our doors (actually, the kids will be… but you get what I mean).  I don’t know about you but I have a weakness for candy and Halloween is a particularly difficult time.  I find myself having to test my blood sugar more often around that time of year because I tend to cheat a little more than usual.  Everywhere you look, candy is on sale or being advertised.  Worst yet (for me), chocolate is everywhere!

So what can we do?  How can we pull ourselves away from the treats?  For some of us this might be an impossible task.  For myself, I try to limit myself to one treat per day.. maybe a treat later on in the evening before I go for my nightly walk around the block.  My wife is a great help too, as she makes extra diabetic snacks around this time of year so I’m not tempted to snack on sugary treats when I’m hungry.  Oh, she also slaps my hand when I reach for the candy dish.  haha.  I also try to avoid the occasional alcoholic beverage that I normally allow myself, as well a few other “no-no’s” that pretend I don’t eat.  It’s amazing the lengths we’ll go to have a small hit of sugar when we know it’s not good for us.

I don’t normally add links to many outside websites however I came across this the other day and thought it might be of interest to some of you.  This is available to the US only (sorry).  See if you qualify for a One Touch Ultra Mini glucose meter, free!

What do you do?  Is there a way that you protect yourself from the little candy devils around Halloween?

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