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 Go, Team Coco! NOWGo Team Coco 160x160

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?

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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?

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Es la primera pijamada de Coco desde que fue diagnosticada con diabetes tipo 1, ¡y está muy emocionada! Su tía Abby estará allí para ayudarle con su diabetes, y todas sus amigas estarán allí para jugar juntas. Pronto Coco estará pasándolo genial, jugando baloncesto con globos, comiendo pizza y viendo una película bajo las estrellas. Pero cuando sea hora de ir a la cama, ¿estarán los amigos de Coco tan preparados para la pijamada como ella?

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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!

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Es el primer día de vuelta a clase de Coco desde que fue diagnosticada con diabetes tipo 1 y está emocionada. Ha aprendido mucho acerca de la diabetes, y no puede esperar para compartirlo con sus compañeros de clase en la hora de compartir… Si tan solo esta hora durara más. Cuando Coco se queda sin tiempo para responder a todas las preguntas de sus compañeros, se le ocurre una idea mejor. Va a hacer un stand sobre la diabetes tipo 1 para la feria de ciencias. Con un poco de ayuda de sus amigos, Coco pronto está lista para responder cualquier pregunta que sus compañeros de clase puedan tener. Incluso estará lista para demostrar que ¡la diabetes no la detendrá!

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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!

Bull’s-Eye Bull's-Eye

Type 1 diabetes: Logan Springfield has it, and he’s not pleased. He just wants to be a normal eighth grader, but how can he do that when he’s not allowed to do any of the things he used to enjoy? Logan’s mom is overwhelmed. Learning about type 1 diabetes is tough, but she’ll do whatever she has to in order to keep her son safe. Logan’s dad just wants everyone to be okay, and he’ll go to any lengths necessary to make Logan feel normal again. . . even if it’s for only a few minutes. Hanna loves Logan, but she wishes her parents would pay attention to her instead of always focusing on her big brother. Sam is a senior in high school and is applying for college. Now, if only he could get some help from his parents. . . This is the story of one family’s journey from diagnosis to diaversary, and all the ups and downs in between.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Dishing It Up Disney Style

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!

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More Dishing It Up Disney Style

Bring the whole family together with delicious kid-friendly meals that everyone can enjoy. Families with children who have type 1 diabetes know it can be difficult to find recipes that satisfy everyone’s appetites and nutritional needs. That’s why Lilly and Disney Editions have joined forces to create More Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families with Type 1 Diabetes. Whether it’s Pumpkin Cream Pie Overnight Oats, Wonton Taco Cups, or Cauliflower Nachos, parents can feel confident serving these recipes, and kids are sure to enjoy! Packed with dozens of new, mouthwatering recipes that are diverse, delicious, and easy to make, this cookbook helps take the challenge out of meal planning. What’s more, parents and kids can take part in preparing and enjoying meals together.

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.

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