You know there's no better time than the cold winter months to hole up with a great read. The same is true for kids! Here are three recommendations for your child, from the same Disney/Lilly Diabetes collaboration that brings you this website:
Up for the Challenge by Leigh Olsen
Eighth-grader Allie Campbell has just been named starting center midfielder on her soccer team. But she's also just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Middle school-aged children will find a relatable heroine in this ESPN-branded story about a girl learning to balance her diagnosis with her growing role on the team. Ask your healthcare provider for a free copy!
Power Forward by Tracey West
Justin Cooper's seventh-grade year is filled with big news. First he's made captain of the basketball team, then he learns he has type 1 diabetes -- something he's trying to keep secret from his teammates. Will he learn to find a balance between friends, sports, and managing his diabetes? Ask your healthcare provider for a free copy of this ESPN-branded book for your child.
Coco and Goofy's Goofy Day by Susan Amerikaner
This Mickey Mouse Clubhouse book has all of your child's favorite characters, plus one new face: Coco the monkey has type 1 diabetes. Goofy's worried she won't be able to participate in all the fun of his birthday bash -- but it turns out it's Goofy who can't handle all the goodies! Ask your healthcare provider for a free copy at your next visit.
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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