Starburst. Snickers. Jolly Ranchers. Three Musketeers. Tootsie Pops. Air Heads. M &Ms. Skittles. Babe Ruth’s. Sour Patch Kids. Reese Cups. Candy Corn. Especially candy corn.
Halloween = candy bonanza.
Candy has a whole aisle of its own; multicolored bags of carbohydrates lined up like a Candyland Christmas display.
The ultimate goal? To be loaded with sugar.
That’s one of the best things about celebrating All Hallow’s Eve. What other time of the year can you get two pillow cases full of sugary treats and not be yelled at by heath-possessed parents?
But what if you can’t eat any of that candy?...
You can't just have one piece, it only makes you want more. Halloween is the bane of many people’s existence for that one reason, myself included.
Many of us are on diets, but when you find yourself in the presence of skull-shaped gummies, it’s hard to keep on track, especially when candy somehow manages to push itself in your face wherever you are during the month of October.
While I do have a diet, I have to keep my mind on a very major health issue - Type 1 Diabetes.
Yeah. It's not much fun at all...
Don’t get me wrong, I can eat candy as many as Type 1 and even Type 2 Diabetics can, just as long as I’m careful. However, it’s still irritating to see people with bags of candy just munching away with no worry attached to that second Mr. Goodbar.
I don’t get these feelings all year round; they’re just more prevalent during this season. Normall, I can get away with ignoring a passerby with my favorite candy in hand when my blood glucose levels are a little high.
But when each and every person has pumpkin shaped cookies, bags of candy corn, and bat Reese Cups?...
While living in a suburban neighborhood with a large amount of children, I’m always defected the duty of handing out the loot when they come around with their plastic pumpkins. Waiting for twenty minutes and not being able to chow down every once and while ‘cause your meter’s in the house? Just…no.
That’s cruel and unusual punishment.
Don’t take this the wrong way, I love this time of year. Halloween is really when I get to thrive; I’m big on costumes and horror movies, a fan of vampires and werewolves alike, and The Nightmare Before Christmas is an annual favorite.
But it would be so much easier if there was a way to make chocolate bars invisible to the Diabetic eye.