PEORIA -- People with diabetes have to be careful about candy, especially at Halloween. Today they're getting help.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria is holding a Halloween party for diabetic kids.
It includes a haunted house, crafts, games and candy. Kids are able to learn about how much they can have and how to watch their sugar intake.
Organizer Ed Martinez said the goal is to give them the full Halloween experience. He said, "It's tough for them. It's not fair for them sometimes, a lot of the high sugar candy so we give them low sugar snacks but even if they do eat regular candy or food, we teach them about counting carbs and making sure they adjust their insulin doses as well."
Martinez said he's hoping for more than 100 trick-or-treaters today. The party is free for families.