Dec 20, 2013 8:00 AM

Author: Office of Public Affairs

The holidays can be especially difficult for a child with type 1 diabetes. Cookies, candies, cakes and pies—part of almost every celebration—are temptations that can wreak havoc with your child’s blood glucose levels. Keep them happy and healthy with these holiday treat options.


Fruit & Veggie Dippers
Mix and match fruits and vegetables to keep them interesting. Try dips made with peanut butter, low-fat cream cheese and low-fat sour cream.

Ants on a Log
Fill a celery stick with natural peanut butter, almond butter or low-fat cream cheese and put raisins or granola on it.

Graham Cracker Delights
Spread peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese on the cracker and place sliced apples or grapes atop it.

Tasty Rice Cakes
Dress your cakes with fruit spread or all-natural peanut butter for a crunchy treat.

Candy Land

There are times when a handful of grapes isn’t quite the surprise children were hoping for. Try stuffing their stockings with a few of these:

3 Musketeers Minis: 1 mini bar, carb cound 4 grams

Hershey's Kisses: 1 Kiss, carb cound 3 grams

Pixie Stix: 1 stick, carb cound 2 grams

Pop Rocks: 1 package, carb count 9.5 grams

Mini Chewy Sweetarts: 7 pieces, carb count 12 grams

Tootsie Pops Miniature: 1 pop, carb count 4 grams

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