Diabetes saves Halloween

By | 31 October, 2011

Because I’m a miserable old witch I don’t make any preparations for Halloween.


Having been freed from casting diabetes spells once I’d grown up, my parents turned their hands to a new form of magic – pumpkin carving. This is their latest creation.

So you can imagine my terror when the doorbell went earlier this evening and I was faced with several miniature ghouls. Thankfully, before I slammed the door in their faces I realised that they were the offspring of the neighbours over the road, so to avoid being banished from polite society, I was morally obliged to respond to their demands for treats in a positive manner.

A mental root through the cupboards revealed little that was going to interest a 7 year old ghost. I considered offering them a satsuma accompanied by a lecture on how they should be grateful that I was helping them to avoid the potential perils of type 2 diabetes, but thought that mightn’t go down too well. And then, like so many times in the past, my trusty friends the fruit pastille came to the rescue. While I consider them to be an essential diabetes treatment, apparently others view them as merely a tasty snack.

I provided said fruit pastilles to the phantom doorsteppers and was rewarded with a distinctly unfrightening “cool, fruit pastilles!” Thank you diabetes, I’d have been stuck without you tonight!

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About Alison

Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four, Alison's been at this for a while now. She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less.

One thought on “Diabetes saves Halloween

  1. Tim

    Ha ha ha! Being antisocial gits, @Katie and I are hiding behind closed curtains and avoiding trick or treaters! 🙂 I am, however, playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent on the computer which is scaring the whatsits out of me; so that’s kind of Hallowe’eny


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