T1 Everyday Magic combines Lilly’s expertise in diabetes with a pinch of Disney pixie dust to create resources that inspire families to live a full, active life with type 1 diabetes.
This site is also designed to serve as a resource for diabetes healthcare providers to help their patients, at the time of diagnosis and beyond.
Parents of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have many questions about the changes diabetes will bring to their day-to-day life. To help make the most of your time with patients and their families, take advantage of the unique resources available to your practice through the Lilly Diabetes/Disney collaboration:
Coco is a young monkey with type 1 diabetes who stars in a series of children’s books alongside her friends Mickey Mouse and Goofy. Free copies of the books— including the newest title, Go, Team Coco!, which tells the story of when Coco was first diagnosed—are distributed through pediatric endocrinology healthcare providers to give out to patients or keep in the waiting room. Novels for older children featuring tweens and teens with type 1 diabetes are also available.
To order copies for your office, contact your Lilly Diabetes sales rep. Digital versions of select titles are also available to read online; find links and more information on all of the Lilly Diabetes/Disney collaboration books here.
- Download a free coloring page featuring Mickey Mouse’s pal Coco proudly wearing her diabetes medical alert bracelet and her pack of diabetes supplies. Keep a stack in your waiting room along with a bowl of crayons for young patients and siblings.
- Lilly’s Journey AwardsSM honor people living successfully with diabetes for 10, 25, 50, and 75 years. Award your patients a junior version of this honor with specially designed dia-versary medal stickers celebrating 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 10-year anniversaries of diagnosis.
- Make sure parents come prepared for their child’s office visit by giving out a printable checklist they can fill out with the pertinent information, questions, and events that have come up since their last visit.
Parents often have questions that go beyond medical advice. For help finding their “new normal,” they can turn to the expert advice on T1EverydayMagic.com.
Start at T1EverydayMagic.com/newlydiagnosed. Direct your patients and their families here for answers to:
- Frequently asked questions about a type 1 diabetes diagnosis
- Common practical questions such as when to call you with concerns and when to return to work
- The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Who’s who on their diabetes healthcare provider team
- and much more
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the “typical” experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.