Easter with Type 1 Diabetes

by Leighann on March 12, 2018

Easter with Diabetes

Don’t fret about Easter… here are some resources that will help you get through it, especially if this is your first holiday with type one diabetes. Includes over 100 non-candy Easter basket ideas!

100 Easter Basket IdeasNon-Candy Ideas: Don’t want to fill your child’s Easter basket with a ton of sugar? I have a creative list of over 100 non-candy items that you can give your child…for kids from preschool to high school!

Check out my list of 100+ Non-Candy Easter Ideas.

Counting Jelly Beans: I like to buy a big bag of jelly beans and divvy them up into 15-carb portions. Q thought the Easter Bunny was on his game!

Learn why I Count Jelly Beans for Easter.

The Thrill of the Hunt: In this excerpt from Kids First, Diabetes Second I share why holidays like Easter aren’t always about the candy and food, but are about the experiences.

Find out why kids like The Thrill of the Hunt.

Less Stress, More Happiness: I have an entire chapter in my book Kids First, Diabetes Second about holidays and celebrations that involve food.

Read more about my book Kids First, Diabetes Second and purchase your own copy.


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