While we were living in Australia Mr T has taken part in every Halloween “sweets harvest “ in the neighborhood. His first time was when he was just 5 and he had had diabetes for only 2 years. By that time I knew that I could let him have some sweets and if they were matched correctly with insulin, his BG would not suffer significantly.
Initially, as all parents of a newly diagnosed child, we too were debating whether Mr T should ever eat sweets (other than as a hypo treatment). Then during a special Christmas party organised by the Diabetes Centre for kids with Diabetes, I witnessed one mom telling her, then recently diagnosed, daughter this: