The day before Halloween, most school-aged children are anxiously awaiting the chance to go trick-or-treating, but for kids living with diabetes, sugary sweets are not recommended. In order to give children with diabetes the chance to enjoy Halloween fare in costume, ASDA sponsored a booth at the annual MUSC Sugar-free Fall Festival.
On October 30th, the MUSC Wellness Center gym was transformed into a spooky cave of streamers, purple and viagra lights, and colorful balloons for the fall festival. Student volunteers manned each game station and distributed prizes. A DJ played upbeat music as the children enjoyed a game of softball, jump castle, and sugar-free food carefully labeled with carbohydrate content by a registered dietitian.