Halloween Diabetes Quiz: Can you count the carbs?

The HealthCentral Editorial Team | July 31, 2009

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1. Which one of the Halloween treats is the best choice for someone who has diabetes?
  1. 1 A fun size Twizzlers
  2. 0 A handful (26 pieces) of Candy Corn
  3. 0 A fun size Milky Way bar
  4. 0 A fun size Snickers bar
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Twizzlers contain fewer calories and carbohydrates and less sugar than the other options - making it the better choice for a sweet treat.

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    1. Which one of the Halloween treats is the best choice for someone who has diabetes?

    Correct Answer: A fun size Twizzlers

    Twizzlers contain fewer calories and carbohydrates and less sugar than the other options - making it the better choice for a sweet treat.

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    2. Which of the following foods is the best choice for families who want to hand out a diabetes-friendly Halloween treat this year?

    Correct Answer: Any of the above

    Any of the above! They're not just personal-sized and perfect for kids — they're also all diabetes-friendly Halloween treats.

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    3. If you give your child sugar-free Halloween candy, you do not have to worry about their blood sugar levels.

    Correct Answer: False

    Sugar-free does not mean carbohydrate-free, and carbohydrates can still affect blood sugar numbers. It's not always just about the sugar levels - be sure to check the carb-count, as well. Opt for sugar-free Jelly Belly gummy bears, which are low on sugars and carbohydrates.

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    4. If you are an adult, alcohol can fit into a diabetic diet when consumed in moderation. Which alcoholic beverage does not have carbohydrates?

    Correct Answer: A vodka and diet tonic

    Pure spirits - like vodka - contain zero carbs. However, when you start to mix those spirits with soft drinks or juices, you're venturing into a carb-heavy zone. Keep your spirits "clean" by mixing with soda water. And, whatever you do, steer clear of wine coolers, which are loaded with carbs and sugar!

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    Which of the following food items is lowest in sugar?

    Correct Answer: 1/4 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds

    Not only are pumpkin seeds low in sugar, but they can also reduce blood sugar levels.