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What are your kids' plans for Halloween?

 
     

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

 
 

71%

 

27

 
     

They collect candy and give it away

 
 

0%

     
     

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

 
 

10%

 

4

 
     

We're too stressed to collect candy this year

 
 

2%

 

1

 
     

Our kids are older and don't collect candy

 
 

7%

 

3

 
     

We don't participate in Halloween for other reasons

 
 

0%

     
     

Other or unsure at this time

 
 

7%

 

3

 


Total votes: 38

What are your kids' plans for Halloween?

Poll dates: October 8 - 15, 2014
Total Votes: 38

With essentially all CWD readers reporting using an insulin pump or basal bolus MDI, it's easy to include candy and other treats in a meal plan. And 71% 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 2014 Oct 2013 Oct 2012 Oct 2011 Oct 2010 Oct 2009 Oct 2005 Oct 2004 Oct 2003
Collect and integrate candy into meal plan 71% 68% 69% 76% 66% 70% 62% 63% 54%
Collect and give away 0% 5% 3% 1% 4% 3% 2% 2% 4%
Collect and trade or get paid 10% 5% 6% 4% 11% 9% 11% 15% 18%
Too stressed this year 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2%
Kids are older and don't collect 7% 15% 16% 9% 9% 8% 7% 9% 8%
Don't do Halloween 0% 2% 5% 6% 6% 5% 8% 4% 8%
Other / unsure 7% 2% 0% 3% 3% 2% 5% 4% 3%

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Last Updated: Wednesday October 15, 2014 18:34:18
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