Halloween, Candy And Type 1 Diabetes (NAPSA)—Forparentsof a child with type 1 diabetes, Halloween can seem like a tricky holiday. Fortunately, the holiday can be filled with tricks and treats with a little planning. Here’s what parents of children with type 1 diabetes need to know: Candy can be dandy—aslong as it’s in moderation. Despite popular misconceptions, sugar is not completely offlimits for people living with type 1 diabetes. It is important to monitor the carbohydrate counts of candy and calculate them into your child’s meal plan. For parents whoarestill uncertain about Halloween candy, remember: eTreats don’t have to be sweets. Stickers, small toys, books, rubber spiders and other gifts make great goodies for little ghouls. Fun-size it. The smaller version of the real thing can be a better option for kids with diabetes. It’s helpful to have carbohydrate counts on hand to allow for the appropriate planning so your child can indulge with little less worrying. Check blood glucose levels often, especially if your child is participating in parties, parades or strenuousactivities. These tips come from a new website, www.family.com/typel, created by Disney Online in consultation with Lilly Diabetes. The site provides inspiration, information and practical advice to families with children who have type 1 diabetes. Articles, videos and advice from caregivers raising kids with type 1 diabetes highlight ways for families to establish a new routine andlet kids be kids. Meet Coco, a charismatic and fun-loving monkey who has type 1 diabetes. Coco helps readers understand that with planning, families and children can still experience the fun and magic life hasto offer. The site will also include seasonal content such as alternative Halloween snacks, tips on trick-ortreating and participating in school parades. Lilly Diabetes and Disney Publishing Worldwide also launched a collection of custom booksfor children of various ages focusing on many of the adventures of childhood with type 1 diabetes, such as returning to school after diagnosis, going to birthday parties and playing sports. One bookis part of the Mickey Mouseseries, and features Coco—a charismatic and fun-loving monkey who has type 1 diabetes. Coco helps readers understand that with planning, families and children can still experience the fun and magiclife hasto offer.