Disney and Lilly Diabetes have joined forces to bring you these great reads for families of children with type 1 diabetes. Ask your healthcare provider for free copies, or click below to read digital versions of select titles!
Go, Team Coco! READ NOW
Coco is a little monkey who loves playing soccer. Then she is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Coco worries that she won’t be able to play anymore. Join Coco as she and her parents visit the doctor and learn about caring for her type 1 diabetes. Will Coco’s dream of playing in the big game come true, or will diabetes block her shot?
Coco’s First Sleepover READ NOW
It’s Coco’s first sleepover since she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and she can’t wait! Her aunt Abby will be there to help her with her diabetes, and all of her friends will be there to play with. Soon Coco is having a ball, playing balloon basketball, eating pizza, and watching a movie under the stars. But when it’s time for bed, will Coco’s friends prove to be as ready for the sleepover as she is?
Coco Goes Back to School READ NOW
It’s Coco’s first day back at school since she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and she’s excited. She’s learned a lot about diabetes, and she can’t wait to share it with her classmates…if only sharing time were longer. When Coco runs out of time to answer all of her classmates’ questions, she comes up with a better idea. She’ll build a type 1 diabetes booth for the science fair. With a little help from her friends, Coco’s soon ready to answer any question her classmates may have. And what’s more, she’s ready to show them that diabetes won’t hold her back!
Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day READ NOW
It’s Goofy’s birthday, and Mickey and the gang have planned a party at the lake. Coco the monkey is coming too! Goofy’s worried because Coco has type 1 diabetes, so he brings along a wagon in case she gets tired. But Coco’s not worried. She has a ball at the party, playing games and winning prizes. When it’s time for treats and birthday cake, Coco has a plan and sticks to it. But someone else doesn’t stick to a smart party plan. Find out who has to go home in the wagon in this Coco-nutty tale!
Superstar Dreams READ NOW
Morgan Carlyle is new to town and hasn’t made any friends yet. Then she meets Lizzie and it begins to seem like her luck is changing. Lizzie is great, and her friend Naomi shares all the same interests as Morgan. But Naomi doesn’t want to be Morgan’s friend. Instead, she seems to view her as competition. Then Lizzie invites Morgan to a sleepover. Morgan is excited, but she’s also nervous. She hasn’t slept away from home since she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. And to make matters worse, Naomi will be there, too! Can Morgan overcome her worries and find a way for her and Naomi to both be superstars?
ESPN: Covering the Bases READ NOW
Phillip Mitchell can’t wait to go to baseball camp! He’s been looking forward to it for months, and it’s finally here! There’s just one problem: he hasn’t spent so many nights away from home since he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and he’s worried. What if something goes wrong and there’s no one around who can help him? Will Phillip be able to enjoy his first time at baseball camp, or will his nerves get the best of him?
ESPN: Power Forward READ NOW
Justin Cooper can’t believe it. He’s been chosen to captain his basketball team! Then everything changes. Justin is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Suddenly Justin finds himself trying to navigate a changing life: learning how to manage his diabetes, all the while trying to keep his diagnosis from his friends. His diabetes care team tells him he can still play basketball, but he’s not so sure. And what’s more, Justin’s nerves are getting the best of him on the court. Justin knows he has to find a balance between his diabetes and the rest of his life, but how? And can he do it before he alienates his teammates for good?
ESPN: Up for the Challenge READ NOW
Allie Campbell: center midfielder. Allie should be thrilled at being made a starter on her soccer team. There’s only one problem: she’s just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and she’s not sure she’s ready to get back out on the field. Between balancing her new responsibilities to her team and learning how to manage her diabetes, Allie just feels lost. But when Allie opens up to her friends and family about her feelings, she gets nothing but support. Soon Allie is back on the field, trying to put her worries behind her and be the best player she can be. But is she up for the challenge?
ESPN: Running Interference READ NOW
Tim Johnston has two things on his mind: football and diabetes. As starting cornerback for his middle school’s football team, Tim’s got a lot of pressure riding on him, and managing his type 1 diabetes at school seems like just one more challenge. Then Tim meets Roger, another student with type 1 diabetes. There’s just one problem. Tim’s teammates don’t know he’s friends with Roger, and he’s not sure he wants to tell them. After all, Roger isn’t exactly the coolest kid at school. With the help of his new friend, can Tim learn to open up about his diabetes and stand up for what’s right?
Hannah Montana: Uptight (Oliver’s All Right) READ NOW
Miley Stewart and Lilly Truscott think they know everything about their friend Oliver Oken. Until they find out that he has type 1 diabetes, that is. And more, that he has been keeping it a secret from them. Now Miley and Lilly are out to prove to Oliver that his diabetes doesn’t change how they feel about him one bit. And they’re going to help him — whether he knows they’re helping or not! There’s just one problem: Miley and Lilly don’t know much about diabetes, and they’ve definitely misunderstood some of what they’ve read! Will they find themselves in over their heads?
Dishing It Up Disney Style GET THE RECIPES
Nothing brings a family together like a delicious home-cooked meal, especially when parents and kids can take part in preparing and enjoying it. But families with children who have type 1 diabetes sometimes have a difficult time finding recipes that satisfy everyone’s appetites and nutritional needs. This cookbook contains dozens of wholesome recipes that are diverse, delicious, and easy to make — taking the challenge out of meal planning! For those with celiac disease, the gluten-free recipes are identified, and some recipes include notes on how they can be prepared in a gluten-free way. Every dish includes a tip from a Disney character suggesting ways that junior chefs can get their hands in the mix. Each recipe also features nutritional analysis (by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association) with a carbohydrate count, which make calculations a snap for those with type 1 diabetes. With this cookbook as the secret ingredient, family mealtime can once again become a tradition — as opposed to the exception. So grab an apron and dive in — it’s time to start Dishing It Up Disney Style!
Disclaimer: The books mentioned above are presented for educational purposes. The content of the books discussed is not intended as medical advice. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes.