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Each year, more than 13,000 young people in
Online Resources for Families on Disney Family.com
To help families add some magic to their everyday lives, a special online destination dedicated entirely to type 1 diabetes will live on Disney Family.com at www.family.com/type1. The site will contain articles, videos and advice from caregivers raising children with type 1 diabetes and will highlight ways for families to establish a new routine and let kids be kids. The site will feature important topics such as how to plan for vacations, sleepovers and extracurricular activities as well as tips on how to talk to friends, teachers and coaches about type 1 diabetes. Content will be refreshed monthly and contributors will include dietitians, psychologists, nurses and everyday families, making the hub a rich destination for parents and caregivers.
"Through this collaboration, we hope to provide suggestions to families on how to help them experience the fun and magic of everyday life," said
Lilly Diabetes and Disney Publishing Worldwide will launch a collection of custom books for children of various ages and stages of life with diabetes. The books, which will be released over several years and made available through select doctors' offices, focus on the many adventures of childhood with type 1 diabetes, such as returning to school after diagnosis, going to birthday parties and playing sports.
One such book is part of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series, and features Coco -- a charismatic and fun-loving monkey who has type 1 diabetes. Coco, along with Disney characters, helps readers understand that with planning, these families and children can still experience the fun and magic life has to offer.
"Lilly Diabetes is proud to join forces with such an iconic and loved brand as Disney to bring families affected by type 1 diabetes much-needed resources," says
Once Upon a Time Contest
To commemorate the collaboration and spark a national dialogue about diabetes,
"When Nick was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, our family's world was turned upside down," says Denise. "Suddenly, caring for Nick was more than just making sure he was loved, happy and safe; making sure he was healthy, while still living a full and active life, became our top priority. Although the adjustment was challenging, it ultimately brought our family closer together."
Now, Denise is encouraging parents and caregivers like her to enter the Once Upon a Time Contest by submitting an original written work, such as a poem, story or essay, inspired by their child's experience with type 1 diabetes. The best entry, as determined by a panel of independent judges, will be featured on Disney Family.com's type 1 diabetes website, www.family.com/type1, and the winning family will have the opportunity to attend the 2012 children with DIABETES conference, Friends for Life, in
For more information on the Once Upon a Time Contest, please visit www.onceuponatimecontest.com. The contest begins today,
About Disney Online
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About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, with over 250 million children's books and over 400 million children's magazines sold each year. Disney Publishing Worldwide consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints including
About Lilly Diabetes
For more than 85 years, Lilly has been a worldwide leader in pioneering industry-leading solutions to support people living with and treating diabetes. Lilly introduced the world's first commercial insulin in 1923, and remains at the forefront of medical and delivery device innovation to manage diabetes. Lilly is also committed to providing solutions beyond therapy -- practical tools, education, and support programs to help overcome barriers to success along the diabetes journey. At Lilly, the journeys of each person living with or treating diabetes inspire ours. For more information, visit www.lillydiabetes.com.
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in
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