Can Diabetic Children Enjoy Halloween?

October 25, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM EDT

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October 25, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) With so many sweet trick or treats, how does a child dealing with diabetes enjoy Halloween?

Dr. Raul Vazquez joined Channel 7's Ginger Geoffery and Business First reporter Elizabeth Carey Tuesday on "Eyewitness News This Morning" with some good advice.

Dr. V notes that the first option is to count carbohydrates. A child tracks how many carbohydrates he or she consumes and takes, for example, one unit of insulin for every 15 to 20 grams of carbs

The second option is to exchange candy for other goodies.

The third option is saving Halloween treats for dessert after dinner.

Dr. V notes that Halloween can be fun, and it is important to make sure that children who have to deal with diabetes understand there are alternatives.

Click the video for more, and watch for medical advice every Tuesday at 6am on "Eyewitness News This Morning."