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Holiday Treat Carb Count

Easter Treats
Easter and type one diabetes



Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way!

And so are the solid chocolate bunnies, the basket full of gummie eggs, and the Spring Fling school parties (complete with home-baked -- read: un-carb-counted! --goodies).
When you don’t have a nutritional label to rely on, here are some handy rules of thumb for carb counting Easter treats.




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Valentine's Day Treats


Valentine's Day and carb counting


Valentine’s day brings elementary school class parties, and junior high school Candygrams. Unsure of how to carb count for sweet treats at school? Wondering how to account for extras at home? When you don’t have a nutritional label to rely on, here are some handy rules of thumb for counting the carbs in Valentine’s Day treats.







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Halloween Treats

Halloween Candy Carb Counts with Type 1 diabetes
Your kids had a blast Trick-or-Treating and now you have a pillow case full of unmarked candy... but no carb labels! Don’t worry – the Registered Dieticians at the Alberta Children’s Hospital have done all the research to prepare this helpful guide for your post-Halloween carb counting. We find it handy to print it off and stick it on the fridge for easy reference.





Halloween Treats Handout for 2015


Halloween Treats Handout for 2014

Halloween Treats Handout for 2013



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Christmas/Holiday Treats

Tis’ the season to be... overwhelmed? If figuring out the carb content of that homemade peanut brittle or the mint hot chocolate from your favourite coffee shop is stressing you out - don’t worry! The dieticians at the Alberta Children’s Hospital have done all the research for you and have prepared this helpful guide for carb counting around the holidays. We find it handy to print it off and stick it on the fridge for easy reference.
Christmas treat carb counts





Christmas/Holiday Treats Handout










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The linked handout is used with permission from The Alberta Children’s Hospital Diabetes Clinic information handouts.

This material has been developed from sources that we believe are accurate, however, as the field of medicine (in particular as it applies to diabetes) is rapidly evolving, the information should not be relied upon, as it is designed for informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please consult your doctor or appropriate health care professional.


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