Children with diabetes get to celebrate Halloween

By Chad Weber

October 28, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:13 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Dozens of children came out in costume Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Halloween early.

Medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine hosted the annual event for children with diabetes.

The Halloween party included a haunted house, Halloween crafts, games, and of course, candy.

But most of the treats were low in sugar or sugar free.

"Halloween is so candy- and sugar-focused and they're not suppose to really eat a lot of that so it just gives them something else to do instead of you know eating a bunch of candy," said Blossem Atchley, stepmother of a child with diabetes. "She likes that they get recognized, a party just for them."

The Halloween event ended at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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