Even though the true meaning of Halloween and why pumpkins are carved is beyond the scope of pharmacist diary, it makes an appearance in the diary because we can’t overlook the diabetic subscribers we have.
Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October with loads of sugary snacks. Halloween night has a tradition where children dress up in scary costumes and knock on neighbors doors asking for treats.
Halloween comes with great benefits such as: spending time with your children, walking workouts and socialising with neighbors. However at the end of the evening bucket’s’ of sugar treats will be all over the kitchen top.
Read along to find out useful tips on controlling blood sugar levels throughout this festival.
- It is very important to keep up a Healthy Balance Diet during Halloween events. Best choice will be whole grains (such as oats brown rice), fresh vegetables and fresh fruits.
- Make good use of carrier bags and buckets to store all the treats. Do Not Eat All The Sweets in one night.
Remember sugar-free sweets that contains sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and mannitol can have a laxative effect especially when consumed in high quantity.
- Excessive walking, running or any form of physical activity decreases blood sugar levels, to avoid hypoglycemia, have a ‘Fast-Acting Carbohydrate’ such as raisins readily available.
- It is also important to Test Blood Glucose levels and adjust insulin levels or sugar intake if needed.
Now you are ready: Let The Ultimate Sugar Rush Evening Begin