The Lilly Diabetes and Disney collaboration combines Lilly’s deep understanding of diabetes with some Disney magic to provide inspiration, education and practical advice to families with children who have type 1 diabetes. Together we have created a variety of resources for these families, including a special online hub ( and a series of custom books for children of various ages.

The challenges of living with diabetes can be daunting for both the child and the entire family. Through this collaboration, Lilly and Disney hope to provide them an empowering message—changing the focus from what they can’t do to what they can do.

Visit often for articles, recipes, videos and advice from experts and moms raising kids with type 1 diabetes. The site features tips on planning for travel, preparing for sleepovers, going back to school after diagnosis and much more.

Hard copies of the books are free and available exclusively through many diabetes health care providers’ offices. The series for younger children features Mickey Mouse’s friend Coco, a charismatic and fun-loving monkey who has type 1 diabetes. Chapter books for tweens, magazines for caregivers and a cookbook for the entire family are also available. Digital versions of our books are now available on

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