Being a little bit older and wiser (don't laugh) I have a few suggestions that I hope help parents and children living with diabetes. For the child with diabetes, when you go trick or treating don't be afraid to have a couple pieces of candy, just make sure to cover it with insulin!!! This webpage has every candy you can think of and has the carb count for all of them, familiarize yourself with it now so you can quickly count the carbs while trick or treating. (I know I linked the same site three times, I have a method to my madness) My next suggestion is one that I'd love to use if I was a kid, hold your candy hostage!!! Use your candy as a way to get what you really want, candy is good but when your friends or siblings eat all of theirs say you will give them all of the candy you have for a video game or something that you really want. Parents also love candy, give them the candy and in return you can stay up late to watch a movie or game. That may sound a little weird but trust me when I say that it works.
For parents my only suggestion is to try and not make Halloween such a big ordeal. The more restrictions you put on a child that has diabetes the more upset they will become. That is coming from my own experience, it may not be true for each diabetic but I believe most will react the same way as I did when I was a child. Treat your son or daughter normal, if they want a few pieces let them have them, it will not kill them. If you make a rule about how much candy they can have make sure that rule goes for everyone. My suggestion for children that are anywhere from 10-14 is that if they hate Halloween and don't want to go trick or treating take them to dinner or a movie, don't allow them to sit at home and be upset. For the high school age children make sure to trust them, they're at that age that is very tough. They hate being yelled at and hate rules, they believe they know it all. If you trust them when they're out with friends they will remember all of the information you taught them when they were little. All of my suggestions are from my own experiences, my suggestions may not work but in closing all I can say is to have fun and enjoy Halloween. Diabetics have bad blood sugars all the time don't get all upset because of a high number on a day that revolves around sugar!!