Monday, October 31, 2011

Tricks less treats

Are you ready for the little monsters that will soon pounce on your doorstep? Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays, but it is special for my daughter!

She loves everything Halloween and would love for me to dress up like Abbie from NCIS minus the hair. Unfortunately my daughter is a diabetic and the normal routine of trick or treating has a different meaning. Im lucky. My daughter is past the age of going trick or treating like so many children will do today. Halloween is tough for her and for the many Charlotte children who have diabetes.

Many of you will soon hand out candy to the little witches and globlins that knock on your door. This year, like the past 3 years my daughter and I will make the choice to avoid the sugary carbs. Take care.


Anonymous said...

I'm trying not to scream as I read this post of yours. First off, is your daughter Type 1 or Type 2? There is a massive difference. Type 1 is an auto-immune disorder that was previously called juvenile diabetes where the body basically attacks the body's insulin producing cells. They do not produce any insulin.

Type 2 is not really the same disease mostly. It is important when stating your daughter has diabetes to clarify because your absurd statements about candy and carbs do not apply to Type 1, and really probably not Type 2s, to a lesser extent.

Also, no child wants to be called "diabetic." Does a person with cancer want to be called a "canceratic?"

Children with diabetes can do every single thing that children without diabetes can do, just with a little more planning and adjusting. Many star athletes and famous Americans are type 1s.

My child, who has Type 1, dressed up for Halloween and eats the candy and treats via the insulin pump. It is not some sort of sad holiday.

Do not perpetuate myths about diabetes or children with Type 1/2.