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  What are your kids' plans for Halloween?  
      They collect candy and eat it, integrating the carbs into their meal plan  
  76%     106  
      They collect candy and give it away  
  1%     2  
      They collect candy and we pay or trade other treats for it  
  4%     6  
      We're too stressed to collect candy this year  
  1%      1  
      Our kids are older and don't collect candy  
  9%     13  
      We don't participate in Halloween for other reasons  
  6%     8  
      Other or unsure at this time  
  3%     4  

Total votes: 140

What are your kids' plans for Halloween?

Poll dates: October 19 - 26, 2011
Total Votes: 140

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 66% 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 2011 Oct 2010 Oct 2009 Oct 2005 Oct 2004 Oct 2003
Collect and integrate candy into meal plan 76% 66% 70% 62% 63% 54%
Collect and give away 1% 4% 3% 2% 2% 4%
Collect and trade or get paid 4% 11% 9% 11% 15% 18%
Too stressed this year 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2%
Kids are older and don't collect 9% 9% 8% 7% 9% 8%
Don't do Halloweed 6% 6% 5% 8% 4% 8%
Other / unsure 3% 3% 2% 5% 4% 3%

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Last Updated: Tuesday October 25, 2011 18:06:42
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