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What are your kids' plans for Halloween?


They collect candy and eat it, integrating the carbs into their meal plan






They collect candy and give it away






They collect candy and we pay or trade other treats for it






We're too stressed to collect candy this year






Our kids are older and don't collect candy






We don't participate in Halloween for other reasons






Other or unsure at this time






Total votes: 260

What are your kids' plans for Halloween?

Poll dates: October 28 - November 4, 2009
Total Votes: 260

With almost all CWD kids using an insulin pump or basal bolus MDI, it's easier than ever to include candy and other treats in a meal plan. And 70% of our readers report doing just that -- letting their kids collect candy and eating it by integrating the carbs into their meal plan.

Since having diabetes can make kids feel isolated and alone, being able to participate in holidays and festivities is very important. Insulin pump therapy or multiple daily injections, along with frequent blood glucose monitoring, can help our kids enjoy Halloween, as well as other holidays.

The table below compares results of last week's poll with the same poll run over the past several years.

Answer Oct 2009 Oct 2005 Oct 2004 Oct 2003
Collect and integrate candy into meal plan 70% 62% 63% 54%
Collect and give away 3% 2% 2% 4%
Collect and trade or get paid 9% 11% 15% 18%
Too stressed this year 1% 1% 1% 2%
Kids are older and don't collect 8% 7% 9% 8%
Don't do Halloweed 5% 8% 4% 8%
Other / unsure 2% 5% 4% 3%

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Last Updated: Wednesday November 04, 2009 10:32:00
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