Upon diagnosis, kids feel all alone. Now that they have diabetes, and if no one else in the family has it, it becomes a stark reality that they will go it all alone….right?
Eli Lilly as partnered with Disney to create Coco. Coco is a monkey character and she has T1 Diabetes and she is a very good friend of Mickey Mouse and Pluto and the family at Disney.
Think about that for a second.
Probably the most recognized cartoon character in the universe and he has a friend with diabetes and Mickey wants to help. You child will not have to ‘go it’ alone. This book has been out there for a while and there is also a follow-up book with Coco. It isn’t exactly new–but it may be new to you, and that is important.
Why would Disney do this? Clearly the amount of money they will make will be minimum at best because of the select niche market. Not exactly sure of the why but much kudos is due Eli Lilly and Disney for bringing to life a character in one of the best-loved families in the world……Disney. Eli Lilly did not just do a good job with this—-they knocked it out of the park. Coco books….a must read for any child with T1 diabetes. Kids will not necessarily have to feel all alone when they see that even the friend of the world’s most famous mouse is just like them. And that ain’t too shabby.
Nice job all.
Your diabetes educator or Doctor should be able to get you a free copy.
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